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Singapore launches a new lab for media research

Zafar Anjum | Jan. 21, 2014
NTU launches new Future Studios Research Lab, boosting its new media research efforts further

Besides the lab's farm, equipped with advanced HP servers and NVIDIA graphics cards, it has Asset Management & Production System (AMPS) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. These facilities, according to NTU officials, "will make the Lab the go-to place for studios looking to produce high-end productions with moderate budget within a short amount of time".

Looking ahead, Prof Seah Hock Soon shared that the Lab will be test-bedding AMPS for the content development of NTU online education modules. 

Several new projects will also be initiated over the next three months to develop new and more effective methods to create and edit 3D models, said the sources at NTU.

Collaboration with China 

The NTU FSR Lab is also launching new media research and development projects in collaboration with China's Tianjin University.  Professors and researchers from Tianjin University and NTU will work together in research areas including geometric modeling, non-rigid simulation and animation, movie and game content technologies.

This collaboration will also allow test-bedding of the technologies across national borders.

The new lab complements the work of other teams within NTU's MAGIC, which is poised to champion efforts in the R&D, education, and advancement of digital games in Singapore, while leveraging the rapid growth of the global game industry that is expected to top $70 billion by 2017.



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