Here’s how UT researchers are improving 360 technology

| April 10, 2019

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Using 360 technology, virtual reality headsets and 360 videos allow people to view spaces as if they were present. In a 360 video, content is recorded in every direction, and it is easy to miss what’s most important. Yu-Chuan Su, a computer science graduate student, is working to improve navigation in 360 videos.“The Youtube interface allows you to drag your phone screen to look around in the video,” Su said. “Our experience is that this interface is kind of awkward, and it can be difficult to find the right thing to look at.” Su’s research focuses on using algorithms to train computer systems to identify the most interesting direction to watch a 360 video.

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