Technical Tour


Visiting Research Institutes in Tsukuba Science City area

ICPR2012 will have a free technical tour visiting outstanding research institutes in Tsukuba Science City area on Nov.16[Fri] (the next day after the conference is over).

An English spoken staff accompanies the participants from Tsukuba for all the day. Advanced reservation is strongly encouraged. (Reserved participants will have priority).

Lunch is not included.


Technical Tour Information

[Min – Max participants] 2

[Fare] Free (Lunch is NOT included)

[Reservation site]

Registration is mandatory. Please visit the following site and choose the "Tour".


Online registration site is operated by JTB Japan Corp. JTB has been appointed as an official travel agent for the Conference and will handle registration and hotel accommodations.

[Time schedule]
The bus will pick you up in front of conference site or Tsukuba sta.

Pick-up:9:30(Tsukuba Sta.) -9:40(conference site)

UT10:00 – 12:00 : University of Tsukuba
Depending on the number of participants, they will be split into several groups.

12:15-13:15 : Lunch at U-Tsukuba Campus

13:15-13:30 : bus ride from U-Tsukuba to AIST

AIST13:30 – 15:30 : The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)


  • < Parallel exhibition >
  • Intelligent Systems Research Institute

    AR markers for precise pose estimation based on microlenses (by Hideyuki Tanaka)
    We developed two types of novel AR markers which enable high-accuracy pose estimation even in frontal observation. We demonstrate their availability in two applications. One is "virtual pointer" using an AR technique. The other is marker-based pose adjustment of a robotic arm.

    One-shot 3D scanning of objects in fast motion (by Ryusuke Sagawa)
    The proposed system acquires the 3D shapes of moving objects by a projector-camera system. The shape for each frame is reconstructed by detecting a static grid pattern of wave lines cast from the projector. It can obtain the shapes of fast motion captured in a high frame-rate video (1000 frames/second).

    Information Technology Research Institute

    Music-listening web service and computer singing systems (by Masataka Goto)
    We demonstrate a web service for active music listening, Songle, that enriches music listening experiences by using music-understanding technologies based on signal processing. We also demonstrate two computer singing systems, VocaListener and VocaWatcher, that imitate singing expressions of the voice and face of a human singer.

    Center for Service Research

    Pedestrian localization system and its application to AR/MR
    (by Tomoya Ishikawa, Masakatsu Kourogi, Masaki Onishi, Koji Makita)
    We firstly demonstrate a pedestrian localization system based on sensor data fusion (SDF) by pedestrian dead-reckoning (PDR), pedestrian tracking using depth camera image, and map matching. Secondly, we demonstrate a handheld AR/AV (Augmented Virtuality) system for indoor navigation to destinations and displaying detailed instructions of target objects. The system is based on a complementary use of SDF and image based localization. Additionally, we also present our activities for constructing benchmark test schemes for AR/MR registration and tracking which we call TrakMark.

    Science Square Tsukuba

    At Science Square Tsukuba, you can learn about the leading edge research being done at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and discover our contribution to society. Science Square Tsukuba is based on the concept of “Come and Feel the Future!”. We have a number of electronic display panels and corners where you can interact with the exhibits. You will be able to get a feeling for the research and development going on at AIST.

15:30 – 15:45 : bus ride from AIST to Tsukuba Sta.












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