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Ten Application Domains

Whether through national or European projects in which it is engaged, or its close industrial partnerships, Idiap enhances its core competencies in application domains which are closely aligned to society’s current preoccupations, including energy, security, mobile systems, and the exploitation of multimedia archives.


HUMAN-HUMAN, HUMAN-MACHINE
& HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION

Voice controlled devices and robots, hand-free control, spoken language systems, translation systems, user profiling, navigation.

Research groups:

- Speech & audio Processing
- Computer Vision and Learning
- Social Computing
- Perception and Activity Understanding
- Applied Machine Learning

Ongoing projects:

SOBE, AddG2SU, NISHA, MCM-FF

Hyper-events, semantic indexing, keyword spotting, object detection and recognition, image bank browsing, audio-video content filtering (summarization), broadcast data analysis, scanned document analysis, analysis of cultural heritage media.

Research groups:

- Speech & audio Processing
- Social Computing
- Perception and Activity Understanding
- Applied Machine Learning
- Natural Language Processing

Ongoing projects:

inEvent, MAAYA, SODS, DeepSTD, SODA


EXPLOITATION OF RICH MULTIMEDIA ARCHIVES

COLLABORATIVE AND CREATIVE SYSTEMS

Remote meeting assistance, smart meeting room, video-conferencing, multimedia indexing and access, cross-lingual collaboration, interaction analysis, dynamics of negotiation.

Research groups:

- Speech & audio Processing
- Computer Vision and Learning
- Social Computing
- Perception and Activity Understanding
- Applied Machine Learning
- Biometric Person Recognition

Ongoing projects:

MASH, MediaParl, SCOREL2, RECOMED

Signal processing for mobile platforms, mobile social networks, mobile recommenders and advertising, participatory sensing.

Research groups:

- Speech & audio Processing
- Social Computing
- Perception and Activity Understanding

Ongoing projects:

RECOD2014

 


MOBILE SYSTEMS

ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Energy grid, multi-sensors/smart meter networks, large-scale sensor data integration, modeling of behaviors to anticipate consumption, traffic or demand, better use of renewable energy sources, safer, cheaper, and cleaner energy production.

Research groups:

Not defined yet

Ongoing projects:

in submission

Smart patient (data) management, prosthesis (hearing aids, artificial body parts, voice banking), bio-systems modeling, interfaces for the handicapped (speech and other inputs), bio-medical document processing, smartphone platforms for health.

Research groups:

- Artificial Cognitive Systems
- Speech & audio Processing
- Computer Vision and Learning

Ongoing projects:

SIWIS, DOMOCARE

 


HEALTH AND BIO-ENGINEERING

SECURITY AND RISK
MANAGEMENT

Biometric security, access control, mobile biometry, multi-sensor fusion, speaker identification, video surveillance, activity/area monitoring, natural risk modeling, intrusion detection, crowd management.

Research groups:

- Perception and Activity Understanding
- Biometric Person Recognition

Ongoing projects:

BEAT

 

Ecology, environment management, reduction in pollution, reduction in traffic, better use of roads, noise reduction.

Research groups:

- Social Computing

Ongoing projects:

 


SMART CITIES


ENTERTAINMENT AND GAMES

Multilingual gaming, remote family games, “togetherness”.

Research groups:

- Speech & audio Processing
- Perception and Activity Understanding
- Biometric Person Recognition

Ongoing projects:

D-Box, GENEEMO

Multi-sensor activity analysis, adaptation to user’s behavior (e.g., for heating), better use of energy, home safety, and security.

Research groups:

- Artificial Cognitive Systems

Ongoing projects:

SIVI, DOMOCARE


HOME AUTOMATION (DOMOTICS)