VL2 in the News

NPR zeroes in on ML2's motion capture work

National Public Radio's All Tech Considered section visited the Motion Light Lab, a resource hub of VL2, to learn more about how Creative Director Melissa Malzkuhn and her team are using motion capture to develop 3-D signing avatars.

Malzkuhn on NPRReporter Emma Bowman writes about ML2's motion capture work: "In its latest venture, the team wants to pair original ASL rhymes with a 3-D signing avatar, a concept that could eventually be rendered into a signing cartoon animal on a kids show, for example."

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This motion capture work is part of a three-year, $900,000 grant by the W. M. Keck Foundation for a research team led by Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto, Co-Principal Investigator and Science Director of VL2 and Science Director of BL2.