Takeo Kanades Unique New Vision Technology Used to Present Instant Replays in Super Bowl XXXV

 

January 16, 2001

Eduardo Camponogara, a post-doctoral student in the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems (ICES), and Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Sarosh Talukdar won the Best Paper Award in the Complex Systems Track at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Jan. 3-6. Their paper was titled "Network Control as a Distributed, Dynamic Game." Camponogara earned his doctor's degree in electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon in December 2000.

Takeo Kanades Unique New Vision Technology Used to Present Instant Replays in Super Bowl XXXV Football fans tuning into this year's Super Bowl were treated to a unique new view of the action during instant replays. CBS Television presented them using a new technology, co-developed by CBS and Carnegie Mellon University computer vision expert Takeo Kanade.

"Eye Vision," as CBS calls it, involves shooting multiple video images of a dynamic event, such as a football game, from multiple cameras placed at different angles.

USA Today noted in its Jan. 23 article that viewers and referees "will be able to see rotating . . . stop-action shots from simultaneous angles. The resulting pictures will demonstrate conclusively whether passes were caught and if the ballcarrier was down before the fumble, out-of-bounds or over the goal line."

Kanade explained his technology in an interview from Tampa, which aired during the Super Bowl Pre-Game Show. He noted that the "Eye Vision" demonstration that appeared on Super Bowl Sunday is only a small part of this new technology, which he calls "Virtualized Reality," as opposed to virtual reality, and is the product of more than six years of research.

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