National Knowledge Network (NKN): A Gateway to Global Classroom
Project Title: NKN – A Gateway to a Global Classroom
Project Timeline: 2012-2014
Total funding: 2.00 Crores
Funding Agency: National Knowledge Network
“System And Method For Synthesizing And Preserving Consistent Relative Neighborhood Position In Multi-Perspective Multi-Point Tele-Immersive Environments”, (Patent Filed)
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.
- Gesture Recognition using Kinect in Virtual Classroom Environment
Prof. Balaji Hariharan, Padmini.S, Uma Gopalakrishnan
The Fourth International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications
Bangkok, Thailand, 2014
Multimedia: Video Sharing For E-Classroom
;Balaji Hariharan, Neethu Joy, Sreedevi A. G.
22nd Wireless and Optical Communication Conference (WOCC),China, Chongqing, 2013
Multi Speaker Detection and Tracking using Audio and Video Sensors with Gesture Analysis
Balaji Hariharan, Hari S., Uma Gopalakrishnan
Tenth International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communications Networks WOCN2013 Next Generation Internet,TIT College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, INDIA, 2013
Echo cancellation in a virtual classroom environment, Shilpa B.; Balaji Hariharan; Uma G, Multimedia and Broadcasting (APMediaCast), 2015 Asia Pacific Conference on, 2015
- Mr. Ram kumar
- Mr. Ramesh Gunta
- Ms. Uma.G
. Prof. Raghavan ,Scientific Secretary, Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India & Chief Architect of India's National Knowledge Network visiting the Amrita NKN Lab on December 18 2014