ESTsoft, awarded the Best Paper at Web3D 2022… Implemented virtual space with just a few photos

Dec 20, 2022

3D 웹 기술 국제 컨퍼런스 Web3D 2022, 지난 11월 프랑스에서 개최

AI 서비스 전문 기업 이스트소프트(대표 정상원)는 지난 11월 프랑스에서 개최된 3D 웹 기술 국제 컨퍼런스 ‘Web3D 2022’에 제출한 논문(논문명: InstantXR: Instant XR Environment on the Web Using Hybrid Rendering of Cloud-based NeRF with 3D Assets)이 최우수 논문상(Best Paper Award)을 수상했다고 21일 밝혔다.

해당 컨퍼런스는 웹 기반 인터랙티브 3D 애플리케이션과 관련된 VR·AR(가상·증강현실) 등 광범위한 연구 개발 사례를 다루는 국제적인 학술 행사로 ACM(국제컴퓨터학회)이 후원하고 있다. ACM은 컴퓨터 과학 분야 세계 최초의 학회 간 연합체로 세계 최고 권위의 학술 기관이기도 하다.

이번 연구는 이스트소프트와 한국과학기술연구원(KIST) 인공지능연구단 유병현 박사 연구팀이 함께 수행했다.

연구팀은 이번 논문에서 AI 기술을 활용해 가상 공간을 쉽고 빠르게 공유할 수 있는 방법을 제시했다. 구체적으로는 AI 렌더링 기법인 NeRF 기술을 활용해 사진 몇 장으로 사용자가 자유롭게 돌아다니며 감상할 수 있는 가상 공간을 구축해 낸 것이다.

특히, 클라우드 기반에서 NeRF 렌더링 및 3D 오브젝트를 배치할 수 있는 기반 기술의 실증이라는 점, 그리고 최근까지 전세계적으로 화두가 됐던 ‘메타버스’ 환경에서 실제 공간을 복제해 가상 공간을 만들어 내는 ‘디지털 트윈’을 효율적으로 구축할 방법을 제시했다는 점에서 이번 연구가 가지는 의미가 크다.

이스트소프트 측은 이번 연구 성과가 버추얼 휴먼, 안경 가상 피팅 커머스 등 자사 AI 신사업 고도화에 도움이 될 것으로 기대하고 있다. 특히, 최근 선보인 버추얼 휴먼 생성 및 운영 서비스 ‘AI 스튜디오 페르소’와 연계해 인물뿐 아니라 가상 공간까지도 해당 서비스에서 제공할 수 있는 기술력을 확보하게 됐으며, 이를 위한 후속 연구도 진행할 계획이다.

이스트소프트 정상원 대표는 “국제적인 컨퍼런스에서 연구 성과를 인정받게 되어 매우 기쁘다”라며 “후속 연구를 통해 이번 연구 성과가 학술적 가치를 넘어 우리의 삶을 바꾸는 AI 서비스에 접목될 수 있도록 노력하겠다”라고 전했다.

KIST 유병현 박사팀의 연구는 2022년도 산업통상자원부 및 산업기술평가관리원(KEIT) 연구비(20012462) 및 정부(과학기술정보통신부)의 재원으로 한국연구재단(NRF-2021R1A2C2093065), 한국과학기술연구원(KIST) 기관고유사업(Grant No. 2E31561)의 지원을 받아 수행됐다.

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We believe that AI makes the world more convenient and safer

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Senior care with AI

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2.

Education with AI

Expansion of educational businesses in various fields, such as the establishment of celebrity lecture video courses, production of TOEIC speaking educational content, and AI content as a fitness training instructor

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Content with AI

Implementing 'moving pictures' with EST AI technology, 'face transformation, makeup application, and clothing creation' through deep learning
Creating and utilizing various AI human content such as new employee analysts, announcers, etc.

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API business with AI

We provide data and solutions utilizing AI through APIs to enable companies to focus on their intrinsic customer value.

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Background removal technology applied in ALSee Capture, like the smooth design of ESTsoft AI technology and ALTools products,
provides the utility environment that users want.

WE WORK WITH AI

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the world more convenient

and safer

1.

Senior care with AI

AI senior care service that takes responsibility for seniors' Fun and cognitive enhancement with AI human technology

2.

Education with AI

Celebrity instructor video lecture creation, TOEIC speaking education content production, as a fitness training instructor
Expansion of educational businesses in various fields such as AI content

3.

Content with AI

Implementing 'moving pictures' with EST AI technology, 'face transformation, makeup application, and clothing creation' through deep learning
Creating and utilizing various AI human content such as new employee analysts, announcers, etc.

4.

API business with AI

We provide data and solutions utilizing AI through APIs to enable companies to focus on their inherent customer value.

5.

Software with AI

Background removal technology applied in ALSee Capture, like the smooth design of ESTsoft AI technology and ALTools products,
provides the utility environment that users want.

WE WORK WITH AI

We believe that AI makes the world more convenient and safer

1.
Senior care with AI

AI senior care service that takes responsibility for seniors' Fun and cognitive enhancement with AI human technology

2.
Education with AI

Celebrity instructor video lecture creation, TOEIC speaking education content production, as a fitness training instructor
Expansion of educational businesses in various fields such as AI content

3.
Content with AI

Implementing 'moving pictures' by applying EST AI technology, producing various AI human contents such as 'face transformation, makeup application, and clothing creation' for new employees including analysts and announcers, and utilizing them

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API business with AI

Companies can focus on their inherent customer value by providing data and solutions using AI
as an API.

5.
Software with AI

Background removal technology applied in ALSee Capture, like the smooth design of ESTsoft AI technology and ALTools products,
provides the utility environment that users want.

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LET'S Connect

CEO: Sangwon Jung

Business Registration Number 229-81-03214 Mail-Order Business Notification Number 2011-Seoul Seocho-1962

EST Building, 3 Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul (Postal Code)06711

Family Site

LET'S Connect

CEO: Sangwon Jung

Business Registration Number 229-81-03214 Mail-Order Business Notification Number 2011-Seoul Seocho-1962

EST Building, 3 Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul (Postal Code)06711

Family Site

LET'S Connect

CEO: Sangwon Jung

Business Registration Number 229-81-03214 Mail-Order Business Notification Number 2011-Seoul Seocho-1962

EST Building, 3 Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul (Postal Code)06711

Family Site