Video Demos

Maze Solver

This was written for a Science Show for children/families to illustrate how computers solve least cost paths. The children designed their own maze then the software solved it for them using A*.

Written in C# in a day and half, using an MS Surface Pro3.

Agent Based Modelling
Trials of various rules for Agents running around Edinburgh, from the random to preferring to be in a group, to self selecting group leaders, to intelligent route finding.

Flyover of Chambers Street, Edinburgh
A Digital Surface Model made from LiDAR points.

Using an IMU for Foot Tracking

Using a Microsoft Kinect as a MIDI controller using C# (.NET)
The skelton output from the Kinect was used to control the MIDI note, filters, and note repetition. The user’s right hand was used to select pitch, and left hand up/down to control filter cutoff, and in/out to control note repeat rate.

==== Demo Videos from the EU SpaceBook project ===

Project Overview

SpaceBook is a speech-driven, hands-free, eyes-free device for pedestrian navigation and exploration.

Edinburgh City Model

An overview of the Edinburgh City Model, including vector data, Digital Terrain Model (DTM), and Digital Surface Model (DSM)

Visibility Engine

Modelling of a pedestrian’s vista space, the objects in view, as they explore an urban area

Pedestrian Tracker

Using GNSS (GPS+GLONASS) positioning + map matching + smartphone sensor data (i.e. accelerometer) to improve urban tracking

Here’s Dr William Mackaness talking about the SpaceBook project¬†at the State of the Map 2013 in Edinburgh.

For more information please see the project website