Passion for Robotics takes him from Coimbatore to Hollywood Sci-tech Oscars 2017

October 22, 2017

Meet Kiran Bhat, who won the 2017 Oscar for technical achievement. The technology which he developed at IL&M has been used in movies like Avengers (for Hulk), Pirates of the Caribbean (for Davy Jones), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Warcraft, Star Wars: Episode VII, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. With his startup Loom.ai, Kiran is on a mission to build the best 3D representation for every face on the planet.

 

Kiran won the Oscar for technical achievement in 2017 (Sci-Tech Academy Awards) for developing the facial performance-capture system along with his team at IL&M. He holdsa degree in electrical and electronics, and mechanical engineering from BITS Pilani, and a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University.

 

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