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UW CSE’s Steve Seitz and Google’s Jump

635682540226528021-card2UW CSE’s Steve Seitz is the engineering lead on Jump, announced this week as a dramatic enhancement of Google’s Cardboard “VR for the masses” system. UW CSE postdoc alum Sameer Agarwal leads the computer vision team that built the assembler – work carried out at Google Seattle by the computer vision group that Steve assembled and leads there. The Jump team also includes UW CSE bachelors alums Riley Adams and Sam Riesland.

USA Today writes:

“But the biggest news involves Google’s new partnership with camera-maker GoPro, which could solve the missing link for VR: enough content to make using the headsets worthwhile. GoPro is putting the finishing touches on a merry-go-round-like rig that will support 16 GoPro Hero4 cameras whose spherical footage will record the content VR watchers will see.”

Read the USA Today article and watch the video here.

Read about Jump in the context of Google’s overall VR effort in The Verge here.

Article in Wired with specific reference to Seitz’s team’s contributions here.

And learn about all of UW’s phenomenal work in computer graphics and computer vision here.