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Chuck Needham

Chuck Needham
MICROSOFT RESEARCH SUPPORT ENGINEER
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Projects

Kinect for Windows SDK beta

Coming later this spring, the Kinect for Windows SDK is a programming toolkit that will enable researchers and enthusiasts easy access to the capabilities offered by the Microsoft Kinect device connected to computers running Microsoft Windows 7.

 

 

Microsoft Tag

 Microsoft Tag connects real life with the digital world. Microsoft Tags are small, colorful codes that can be printed, stuck, or displayed just about anywhere. When you snap a Tag with the camera on your internet-enabled phone, additional information or experiences are automatically opened on your phone. There is no fumbling with URLs or texting short codes. Microsoft Tags can make product packages, posters, print-based ads, magazine articles, exhibit signage, billboards, storefronts, business card, or just about anything else, interactive.

Songsmith

Songsmith

Songsmith generates musical accompaniment to match a singer’s voice. Just choose a musical style, sing into your PC’s microphone, and Songsmith will create backing music for you. Then share your songs with your friends and family, post your songs online, or create your own music videos.

 

WorldWide Telescope

WorldWide Telescope

The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a rich visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground- and space-based telescopes in the world to enable seamless, guided explorations of the universe. 

 

 

 

People
Angel, Tambie
Angel, Tambie

Carbary, Tony
Carbary, Tony

Chandrasekaran, Nirupama
Chandrasekaran, Nirupama

Choudhury, Piali
Choudhury, Piali

Edelman Pelton, Alicia
Edelman Pelton, Alicia

Eversole, Adam
Eversole, Adam

Hart, Ted
Hart, Ted

Hughes, Richard
Hughes, Richard

Johnston, David
Johnston, David

Marriott, Ian
Marriott, Ian

Moeur, Robin
Moeur, Robin

Olynyk, Kirk
Olynyk, Kirk

Paradiso, Ann
Paradiso, Ann

von Veh, Curtis
von Veh, Curtis

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  • RIN Studio Authoring Tool
    Rich Interactive Narratives (RIN) seamlessly combines cinematic experiences with user exploration to create rich interactive and immersive narratives. RIN Studio is an authoring tool for creating Rich Interactive Narratives without coding by providing an interface similar to video editing tools. It produces RIN JSON files that can be hosted by using RIN JS on any web server. The narratives can also be published as apps in the Windows Store.
  • The R2 Probabilistic Programming Tool
    The R2 Probabilistic Programming Tool is a research project within the Programming Languages and Tools group at Microsoft Research on probabilistic programming. Our goal is to build a user friendly and scalable probabilistic programming system by employing powerful techniques from language design, program analysis and verification.
  • Sparse Reflections Analysis: Sensor Data from ECCV 2014 Paper
    This file contains the raw sensor data used the ECCV 2014 paper, "SRA: Fast Removal of General Multipath for ToF Sensors" by D. Freedman, Y. Smolin, E. Krupka, I. Leichter, and M. Schmidt. This includes data for 3 separate scenes, see Section 5.4 of the paper. All files are binaries, whose formats are explained in the README.txt.
  • Infer.NET 2.6
    Infer.NET is a framework for running Bayesian inference in graphical models.
  • Mataki
    Mataki is an open, reconfigurable, flexible, wirelessly-enabled, low-cost GPS tracking technology with wireless communication. Our aim is to keep Mataki low-cost and readily reprogrammable to allow researchers to explore novel tracking approaches by developing their own firmware and applications. We already provide firmware for tracking and base-station applications with a flexible set of parameters that should allow researchers to apply the devices in a number of tracking scenarios without any modifications or new development.