The Vision Interface Group was located at MIT CSAIL from 1999-2008. Prof. Darrell left MIT in 2008; his new group is now located at UC Berkeley EECS and ICSI. See his current webpage at http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~trevor. This web site documents the group as of 2008. The group developed algorithms and systems for perceptive interfaces, which enable users to interact
with machines using natural expression and gesture and also allow
machines to understand a users’ physical environment. We developed computer vision algorithms to support two very
useful forms of interaction: first, enabling machines to interact with
people through multimodal conversation, and second, allowing devices to
recognize objects of interest to a user and provide situated search for
information about those objects. Enabling machines to
understand multimodal communication and reference is extremely valuable in many application areas. Our
projects can be clustered roughly into three technical topics:
These are described in more detail on the project page, and in the
publications listed on the publications page.
- multimodal stream processing
- estimation of human body pose and gesture, and
- matching and recognition of scenes, objects, and object categories.