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DTC Seminar Series

Multimedia Intelligence with Wireless Networked Living Products for Quality Life — NCKU Aspire Home


Jar-Ferr (Kevin) Yang
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Friday, July 27, 2007
10:00 am

402 Walter Library

In this fast growing digital world, the design of media, control environment, and computerized home becomes an inevitable and exciting trend for improvement of human lives. However, without considerations of human factor and human intelligent interaction, our daily life will only increase more and more un-integrated infrared remote controllers. Hence, we definitely hope to integrate a system, which is with the tightly coupled digital multimedia services and creative media products such that we could produce a totally innovated high quality and distinctive experience living style, which links media, technologies, humanity, virtual reality, and physical intelligent products together to become an integrated intelligent hypermedia living space. The integration of the developed information communication technology (ICT) with smart product and intelligent architecture design, the NCKU in creative digital life research gradually shows her competency with the world famous media and digital research centers. The Aspire Home for Quality Life is constructed by using six majorest technologies, which include multimedia networking, human centric intelligent eyes, human centric intelligent ear and mouth, multimedia adaptation techniques, ubiquitous multimedia recommendation technique, Interaction and Intelligent product design. The Aspire Home has completed the constructions of Creative Art Exhibition Corridor, 4D Virtual Reality Room, Smart Pier (Portal of Information and Emotion Reconstruction), Real-time IMIS (Intelligent Multimedia Interactive System), Smart Kitchen Room, Bed Room, Study Room, and Living Room. In this lecture, the design of the NCKU Aspire Home will be first addressed. The overview with some live video demos of all smart rooms will be introduced.


Jar-Ferr Kevin Yang received his B.S. degree from the Chung-Yuan Christian University, Taiwan, in 1977, and M.S. degree from the National Taiwan University, Taiwan, in 1979, and Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, in 1988, all in electrical engineering. Currently, he is a distinguished professor, the Chairperson of Graduate Institute of Computer and Communication Engineering, the Director of the Electrical and Information Technology Center in National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan.