MIT shows off amazing manipulation of objects in video

“Using traditional cameras and algorithms,” MIT News reports, “[Interactive Dynamic Video] looks at the tiny, almost invisible vibrations of an object to create video simulations that users can virtually interact with.” Check it out:

“This technique lets us capture the physical behavior of objects, which gives us a way to play with them in virtual space,” says CSAIL PhD student Abe Davis, who will be publishing the work this month for his final dissertation. “By making videos interactive, we can predict how objects will respond to unknown forces and explore new ways to engage with videos.”



9 thoughts on “MIT shows off amazing manipulation of objects in video

  1. This is so incredibly cool it brought tears to my eyes and made me wish I had studied physics in school

  2. There is an episode of The Amazing World of Gumball “The Uploads” where they are forced to wait through an online ad and spend the whole time clicking it and it actually responds just like this, lol!

  3. Dear Abe,

    Nice job, nice presentation. Capture of cloud point models and models for their manipulation is a good obvious application, so I’ll share this with colleagues in Germany and Japan.

  4. Amazing…this technology has so many applications…I reckon there will be a few job offerings from high calibre employers. Extremely exciting proposal .Well done!

  5. Abe, this is brilliant, is a company being set up for this? If so I’d love to invest (admittedly it wouldn’t be a huge amount, but every little as they say)

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