Jean-Charles Bazin, Tiberiu Popa, Markus Gross and I will be hosting a master’s thesis project. The project, entitled Make Me Dance, is now available, and we are eagerly awaiting applications.
The topic of the thesis is simple to explain: you would like to dance like Lady Gaga or Michael Jackson but your dancing skills are not great. The goal is to virtually improve your dancing skills: given a video of you (or anyone else) dancing, the project aims to process and manipulate the video, in an automatic manner, so that your “upgraded” dance looks like the one of the dancer of your choice (e.g. Lady Gaga or Michael Jackson).
Task Description: To reach this goal, several approaches from computer vision and computer graphics will be investigated and combined. For example you will use Microsoft’s Kinect to get a depth map and a human skeleton. Given your estimated skeleton and the target pose of the professional dancer, you will apply some character animation techniques. Finally you will map the texture onto the 3D human model to create a realistic video in which your dance moves now matches the ones of the professional dancer.
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