[visionlist] New Approaches to 3D Vision, 1st-4th Nov 2021, Royal Society online meeting

Linton, Paul Paul.Linton.2 at city.ac.uk
Sat Oct 9 13:10:02 -04 2021

New Approaches to 3D Vision, 1st-4th November 2021, hosted by the Royal Society

This Royal Society online meeting brings together researchers from computer vision, animal vision, and human vision to explore recent developments in 3D vision. Speakers reflect both academia and industry, with representatives from DeepMind, Facebook Reality Labs, Google, and Microsoft Research.

Date/Time: 1st-4th November 2021, 3-6pm (3-6:30pm on the 4th), UK Time
Please note that the USA/UK time difference is 1hr less than usual

Website: https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2021/11/3d-vision/

Registration (Free): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-approaches-to-3d-vision-registration-165729267701

DAY ONE (1st Nov) - Seeing Beyond SLAM
Chair: Andrew Fitzgibbon (Microsoft)

Session One: Neural Scene Representation
SM Ali Eslami (DeepMind): “Neural priors, neural encoders and neural renderers”
Ida Momennejad (Microsoft Research): “Multi-scale predictive representations and human-like RL”

Session Two: Perception-Action Loop
Sergey Levine (UC Berkeley and Google): TBC
Andrew Glennerster (University of Reading): “Understanding 3D vision as a policy network”

DAY TWO (2nd Nov) - Animals in Action
Chair: Matteo Carandini (University College London)

Session One: Locating Prey and Rewards
Jenny Read (Newcastle University): “Stupid stereoscopic algorithms that still work”
Aman Saleem (University College London): “Visual processing in the brain during navigation”

Session Two: Navigation in 3D Space
Kate Jeffery (University College London): “The cognitive map of 3D space: not as metric as we thought?”
Gily Ginosar (Weizmann Institute of Science): “Locally ordered representation of 3D space in the entorhinal cortex”

DAY THREE (3rd Nov) - Experiencing Space
Chair: Mar Gonzalez-Franco (Microsoft Research)

Session One: Theories of Visual Space
Dhanraj Vishwanath (University of St Andrews): “Tripartite encoding of visual 3D space”
Paul Linton (City, University of London): “New approaches to visual scale and visual shape”

Session Two: Challenges for Virtual Reality
Sarah Creem-Regehr (University of Utah): “Perception and Action in Virtual and Augmented Reality”
Douglas Lanman (Facebook Reality Labs): TBC

DAY FOUR (4th Nov) - Grasping the World
Chair: Jody Culham (Western University)

Session One: One Visual Stream or Two?
Fulvio Domini (Brown University): “A novel non-probabilistic model of 3D cue integration explains both perception and action”
Irene Sperandio (University of Trento): “Dissociations between perception and action in size-distance scaling”

Session Two: 3D Space and Visual Impairment
Ione Fine (University of Washington): “Do you hear what I see? How do early blind individuals experience object motion?”
Ewa Niechwiej-Szwedo (University of Waterloo): “The role of binocular vision in the development of visuomotor control and performance of fine motor skills”

Session Three: Panel Discussion
Andrew Fitzgibbon (Microsoft), Matteo Carandini (University College London), Mar Gonzalez-Franco (Microsoft Research), and Jody Culham (Western University), share their thoughts on future directions for 3D vision.

Organisers: Michael Morgan FRS (City, University of London), Paul Linton (City, University of London), Jenny Read (Newcastle University), Dhanraj Vishwanath (University of St Andrews), Sarah Creem-Regehr (University of Utah), Fulvio Domini (Brown University)

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