Project Portfolio

Dan Maynes Aminzade

Research

Actuated Workbench
Audience Interaction
Hover
You're in Control
Edible User Interfaces
Fuzzmail
KC-135
OSCAR

Schools

Stanford
MIT
Carnegie Mellon

Industry

MERL
Microsoft
Adobe
Disney Imagineering

Fun

Unsafe Search
Music Visualization
Mobot
PantsCam
Taboo Database
Pointillism
Painting
WebAmp

Zany

Tacos
SETI Joke
Pepsi Database
Love Calculator

Hacks

AdBall
RCA Lyra
Stone Cold

Humor

SURG Proposals
Female Pop Singers
Satan Baby
Wesley Willis

Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab

Projector calibration paper, presented at UIST 2004 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Projector calibration video (31.8 MB).

I spent the summer of 2003 as a research intern at Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab (MERL) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. While at MERL, I worked with Paul Dietz on a project called Digital Merchandising, an effort to apply projection, sensing, and real-time data analysis technologies to meet the needs of modern retailers. I worked on an interactive store display that used sensors to detect the focus of interest of shoppers and projected dynamic imagery on and around the displayed products.

As part of this project, I collaborated with Johnny Lee on a system for automatically calibrating projectors using light sensors embedded in the projection surface. By by rapidly projecting a sequence of light patterns and on the sensors, we could find their locations relative to the projector and warp the image to align it properly with the surface, eliminating distortion and keystoning.