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January 2013


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Real-Time Human Pose Recognition in Parts from Single Depth Images

Real-Time Human Pose Recognition in Parts from Single Depth Images

We propose a new method to quickly and accurately predict human pose — the 3-D positions of body joints — from a single depth image, without depending on information from preceding frames.


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Illustrating How Mechanical Assemblies Work

How-things-work visualizations use a variety of visual techniques to depict the operation of complex mechanical assemblies. We present an automated approach for generating such visualizations.


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Technical Perspective: Visualization, Understanding, and Design

Photographs capture the moment; paintings convey perception, impression, and feeling; illustrations tell stories. Computer graphics aims to enrich all these artistic practices through technology. The following paper is a watershed…


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Technical Perspective: Finding People in Depth

The following article by Shotton et al. describes a landmark computer vision system that takes a single depth image containing a person and automatically estimates the pose of the person's body in 3D.