VTech Laboratories announced on October 13 that it had completed the "pathway video synthesis technology" that is able to reconstruct 360-degree video along selected routes on a map, as a result of joint development with the Aizawa Laboratory at the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Information Science and Technology.
With the specification of the starting point and destination, the system can automatically compose a 360-degree video of the route from video data taken in advance. A 360-degree video of the route to your destination can be played back on your smartphone or other devices.
The Aizawa Laboratory at the University of Tokyo (Graduate School of Information Science and Technology) is working on video and multimedia information processing, and is developing image recognition platforms, street video processing, lifelog data processing, manga comic data processing, and font data processing.
JR West Innovations has invested in VTech Laboratories, and the company plans to use its technology to provide easy-to-understand video guidance to destinations near stations and interactive virtual sightseeing services.