Research at Leeds Beckett
About Amrinder Romana
Having completed a degree in Animation and Special Effects, Amrinder has been involved in lecturing for eight years across a range of Media courses including Animation, Games Development and Creative Media. Specialising in Animation and Special Effects, he has been working closely with industry specialists to develop and manage media solutions, whilst building strong professional contacts in the Game, Film and Television industries. Amrinder is currently working on a PhD to create an Artificially Intelligent Sports Coach on the Xbox system using the Kinect technology, which is due to be finished within the next three years.
- 3D Modelling
- Advanced 3D Animation
- Animation Principles
- Production Project
Amrinder’s current research explores the extent to which machine learning can be applied to current and future Kinect technology to differentiate physical abilities and assist in physical fitness improvement. The current applications of physical fitness improvement on the Xbox 360 Kinect are used in commercial sports games releases, such as: UFC Trainer and Kinect Sports.
The objective of the research project is to develop an interactive Artificially Intelligent Sports Coach, which will assist a user in fitness exercises using Kinect technology. The Artificially Intelligent Sports Coach will analyse movements made by the user and cross-examine the actions against calculated and pre-determined coordinates based on the user’s ability with the aim of improving the user’s fitness capabilities.