The manao project is organized around four research axes that cover the large range of expertise of its members and associated members.
- Theoritical foundations: The main goal of this axis is to increase the understanding of light, shape, and matter interactions by combining expertise from different domains: optics and human/machine vision for the analysis and computer graphics for the simulation aspect. The goal of our analyses is to identify the different layers/phenomena that compose the observed signal. In a second step, the development of physical simulations and numerical models of these identified phenomena is a way to validate the pertinence of the proposed decompositions.
- From display to acquisition: In this axis, the final observers are mainly physical captors. Our goal is thus the development of new acquisition and display technologies that combine optical and digital processes in order to reach fast transfers between real and digital worlds, in order to increase the convergence of these two worlds.
- Rendering, illustration & visualization: In this axis, the final observers are mainly human users. The main goal is to offer the most legible signal in real-time.
- Editing & modeling: This Axis is complementary of Axis~3: the focus is the development of primitives that are easy to use for modeling and editing.