This proposal seeks to Architect, Design, Develop and deploy a Cross-functional, Multi-Media, Multi-Channel, High Definition, Interactive, Immersive, Adaptive Classroom experience– a University without walls and borders, that effectively uses the high bandwidth, low latency worldwide network provided by the NKN to enable students attend classes of higher education at eminent national and international universities. The remote classroom solutions today do not provide a really immersive environment to captivate and motivate the students. The students tend to get tired after short sessions. By providing a really interactive and immersive experience, we hope to open up a totally new paradigm in remote classrooms and discussion rooms.
HD Video Panorama
Developed and tested algorithms to produces HD video mosaic views inside classrooms, along with mixing and synchronizing various multimedia channels.
Multi-perspective classroom design
A multi-perspective multimedia classroom design was developed and tested for a 3 classroom Scenario.
Object identification and tracking
Professor identification, tracking and hand gesture analysis completed. A proof-of-concept student interaction identification system was also developed.
Dynamic perspective switching
Dynamic switching of videos for synthesizing correct perspectives for all the participants.
Framework model for knowledge environment
Designed and developed a knowledge object model which can accommodate various knowledge objects. Synchronization of videos and presentation across different classrooms was tested using a proof-of-concept model.
A state-of-the-art lab for testing and deploying seamless remote teaching technologies was build.