Spot is a system that senses user interaction with objects in a simple yet robust way, based on a combination of computer vision algorithms and end-user programming. It became a Samsung B2B product, enabling retail spaces to create and customize instore interactive experiences, while providing on and off-screen real-time engagement analytics.
Spot can be setup up very easily using its tablet app. The app provides a view from the sensor, with overlayed information indicating which object is registered. To register a new object, the user selects it on the display, and links it to the event or content that should be triggered if the system detects an interaction.
Team and Credits
Direction: Olivier Bau
Initial explorations: Olivier Bau, Brian Harms
Software: Brian Harms, Pol Pla
Project done at Samsung Research American, Mountain View, CA