Within Intelligent Imaging we have several projects working on virtual reality (VR). Most of these projects use head mounted displays to experience the 3D environment. When the current environment is filmed and displayed in the virtual reality world, we want it to be as realistic as possible. Therefore we want to reconstruct the human’s face in the place of the head mounted display, also displaying the human’s emotions or facial expressions.
The dissertation will be part of our project on teleconferences with VR. In this teleconference, we want to have the conference table and all participants of the meeting in VR, while the participants are actually joining via their laptop. To get a realistic conference experience, the human face should be reconstructed on the head mounted display and animated with a variety of possible facial expressions, even when it is moving or deforming. That is your challenge!
We expect that Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) would be useful for this problem and want you to investigate its potential. You will be working as part of the virtual reality project team. Besides, you will be incorporated within the deep learning team to enhance each other’s knowledge.
Interested in combining VR with deep learning and investigating the potential of GANs? Join our team!
You can start your internship at any moment from October 2021 onwards, for a period of at least 6 months.
You are in the final stages of your degree in artificial intelligence, computer science, physics, mathematics, electrical engineering or a similar degree and have some track record in the field of computer vision. You have experience in programming in Python, you are pragmatic and focused on making things work. Next to technical expertise we value communication skills and a client-oriented, results-driven attitude to add value to our clients and the Dutch society as a whole.
You want to work on the precursor of your career; a work placement gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your work placement and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable work placement compensation.
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After the first CV selection, the application process will be conducted by the concerning department. TNO will provide a suitable internship agreement. If you have any questions about this vacancy, you can contact the contact person mentioned below.
Due to Covid-19 and the consequent uncertainties and restrictions, students who are not residing in the Netherlands may currently not be able to start an internship or graduation project at TNO.
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