Electrical and Computer Engineering
|Office||4119 Newell-Simon Hall|
|Assistant||Suzette A. Mongell|
Professor Kanades interests are in the areas of computer vision and sensors. All of his research areas involve interaction with the physical world; the main themes are how to create intelligent, autonomous systems that perceive and act in the physical three-dimensional world. His research in computer vision centers around three-dimensional scene understanding, ranging from development of an ultrahigh-speed range sensor by analog VLSI to analysis of an image sequence for motion understanding.
Professor Kanade is also engaged in research on the design and development of real-time robotics systems. Direct-drive manipulators, which represent one of the more advanced manipulator technologies today, were initiated in his laboratory. He has worked on a self-mobile space manipulator for the space station truss-work, and is currently working on a vision-guided autonomous helicopter.
Most recently, Professor Kanade has been working on combining technologies in computer vision and computer graphics for human-computer interface. In particular, he has developed a video-rate 3-D stereo machine for true 3-D telepresence, or virtualized reality.