Interactive Media Design Laboratory

Kato-Sandor Laboratory

Our vision is to introduce Augmented Reality into the everyday lives of everyone on this planet. Augmented Reality is a technology that enhances human vision with computer generated graphics. In order to achieve our vision, it is imperative to merge three currently distinct research fields into one: Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, and Human-Computer Interaction. The lab is co-directed by Professor Hirokazu Kato and Associate Professor Christian Sandor and includes several assistant professors, postdocs, graduate students and visitors.


  • 2018/04/16 Assistant Professor Alexander Plopski presented "Efficient In-Situ Creation of Augmented Reality Tutorials" at Metrology for Industry 4.0 and IoT.
  • 2018/04/15 Assistant Professor Takafumi Taketomi presented "Generative fence obstacle removal for images with color consistency" at APMAR 2018.
  • 2018/03/30 The website on the 'Global Research Network for Healthy Society Based on Collaboration Between Media Informatics and Sports Science’ which is a research collaboration between NAIST and NIFS has been opened.
  • 2018/03/22 Nicko ReginioCaluya presented his conference paper on "Transferability of Spatial Maps: Augmented Versus Virtual Reality Training" at IEEE VR 2018.
  • 2018/03/21 Ryo Akiyama gave a poster presentation on "Light Projection-Induced Illusion for Controlling Object Color" at IEEE VR 2018.
  • 2018/03/20 Oral Kaplan gave a poster presentation on "Towards Situated Knee Tracking Visualization for Self Analysis in Cycling" at IEEE VR 2018.
  • 2018/01/18 Jayzon Ty presented his work on "A Preliminary Study on the Effects of Virtual and Augmented Reality on the Psychological Response of Users when Hurting Avatars" at CICP 2017.

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