Thesis Proposals

Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality

    • Thesis with an external company

      Mixed reality technology for industrial training

      Supervisors: Fabrizio Lamberti
      More than one proposal is available on this topic. The objective will be the implementation of scenarios (environments) to be used in the context of immersive Virtual Reality settings and Augmented Reality applications through modeling, animation and coding techniques. The activities could focus on either energy assessment for Industry 4.0 (in the frame of a European project in the automotive context in ...
    • Thesis with an external company

      Virtual/Augmented reality for emergency management

      Supervisors: Fabrizio Lamberti
      Several proposals are available. The objective will be the implementation of scenarios (environments) to be used in the context of immersive Virtual Reality settings and Augmented Reality applications through modeling, animation and coding techniques. The activities could focus on one of the following domains: air force (with a focus on training of operators, in collaboration with Aeronautica Militare and LINKS ...
    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      User experience with connected and autonomous vehicles in simulated, virtual reality-based environments

      Several thesis proposals in the areas of Computer Graphics & Virtual Reality as well as of Machine Learning & Signal Interpretation are available. The goal of these proposals will be to investigate the broad design space of Human-Machine Interaction (HMI) techniques for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) tailored to the establishment of trust between the users and the vehicle through the creation of an ...
    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      Believable avatars for virtual reality experiences in the medical domain

      Supervisors: Fabrizio Lamberti
      This proposal frames into a long-standing collaboration between the GRAINS group and the University of Ontario, Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada and refers to activities that could be carried out either at Politecnico di Torino or at UOIT (in the latter case, the page on the Portale della Didattica regarding proposals for thesis abroad shall be checked). More than one positions are therefore available. ...
    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      Virtual/Augmented reality and tangible user interfaces for 3D character animation

      Tangible user interfaces have been recently exploited as a customizable interaction means for virtual character animation. In a so-called “tangible animation pipeline”, the animator articulates a physical prop that can be made of both passive and active bricks, whose movements are mapped onto the joints and bones of a rigged character’s armature. This thesis will be aimed at further enhancing an existing ...
    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      Collaborative virtual laboratories based on immersive VR and Web technologies

      Supervisors: Fabrizio Lamberti
      A “virtual laboratory” is defined as an interactive environment that enables a group of researchers located around the world to work together for creating and conducting simulated experiments. Virtual laboratories are also receiving an increasing attention by the world of education, as they could represent the practical side of online classes that are implemented today according to the Massive Open Online ...
    • Thesis with an external company

      Definition and Development of a VR Virtual Mannequin for ergonomic design in xG environments

      Supervisors: Andrea Sanna
      Theme, objectives and activities plan: Design and Development with the UE4 Graphical Engine of a virtual mannequin able to replicate astronauts postures and movements in microgravity (neutral posture) and/or other gravities (e.g. Hearth, Moon/Mars) with subsequent VR Integration and interactive functionalities. The operative scenario will be the International Space Station – Columbus laboratory (of ESA: ...

Computer Graphics and Human-Machine Interaction

    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      Automatic generation of character animations and their description

      This proposal can be tackled through more than one thesis works. In fact, the goal is manyfold. On the one side, the idea is to design and develop a system capable to read and understand the description of a scene in a book, a movie script, etc. (in terms of objects and characters described, their behavior, etc.) and automatically create a 3D virtual representation for it. The system shall be able, for ...
    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      Design and implementation of robotic games

      An emerging trend in the field of gaming and entertainment is to include physical elements such as robots within the game environment. A mixed-reality robotic gaming platform is currently being developed. It features a virtual playground that is projected on the floor, on which both human and robot players can move around and interact. Robot players are controlled by the game's AI itself, which is implemented ...

Computer Vision, Visual Analytics and Information Visualization

    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      Deep learning techniques for breast cancer characterization in magnetic resonance images

      Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) is the standard of care and is widely used in patients with locally advanced breast cancer offering several advantages such as reduction of tumor and enabling breast-conservation surgery instead of mastectomy, as well as response-guided NAC approaches. In patients undergoing NAC for breast cancer the achievement of a pathological complete response (pCR) is associated with a ...
    • Thesis at Politecnico di Torino

      Integrating high-level semantics in deep learning for computer vision

      Deep neural networks, and especially convolutional neural networks, represent the state-of-the-art in tasks such as object detection and classification. Their success relies on the ability to learn intrinsic properties (features) with good discriminative capabilities from images, by encoding them as weights of a deep neural network. However, deep networks are quite difficult to understand, and cannot easily ...
    • Thesis with an external company

      Monitoring of 3D printing systems with computer vision

      Supervisors: Fabrizio Lamberti
      The aim of this thesis work is to develop a machine vision solution to monitor 3D printing processes in the context of industrial additive manufacturing. Activities will start by charactering the performance of an already available measuring system based on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), which is capable to produce a 3D map of a given sample. Activities will then continue with the implementation of an ...

Miscellaneous

    • Thesis with an external company

      Telematics for insurance

      A recent trend in the insurance sector is to shift the focus from standard products, to insurance policies targeted to the customer. An increasing number of companies currently propose to their customers usage-based insurance (UBI), also known as "pay as you drive" (PAYD) and "pay how you drive" (PHYD), making the insurance policies costs vary based on the behavior of the customer, or the travelled time and ...
    • Thesis with an external company

      Open data and services for the insurance sector

      Supervisors: Fabrizio Lamberti
      The goal of this thesis is to perform an extensive review of the state of the art concerning open data and payment services available in the considered domain with the aim to create a catalogue of endogenous data sources that could be used by an insurance company to further develop its business. Non-insurance, e.g., service- or banking-oriented applications shall be also considered. Selected national contexts ...
    • Thesis with an external company

      Blockchain for automotive

      Blockchain technology is receiving an ever-growing attention from the industrial field, as it enables the creation of a trusted, tamper-proof, shared ledger, which could be written and read by multiple parties, without the need of external control. With blockchain and smart contracts, a high number of existing processes belonging to different sectors could be streamlined, by making them even more automated and ...
    • Thesis with an external company

      Web crawling e analisi semantica per il supporto all'innovazione del business

      La capacità di profilazione e classificazione delle aziende in base a offerta, mercati e competenze è uno degli elementi chiave per la valorizzazione di ecosistemi produttivi. La tesi prevede lo sviluppo di algoritmi di web crawling e analisi semantica di testi per estrazione di contenuti e classificazione automatica del profilo di business a partire dai siti web aziendali. Struttura tesi: stato dell'arte ...