Pubblications

Journals

    • F. Solari, M. Caramenti, M. Chessa, P. Pretto, H.H. Bülthoff, J.P. Bresciani (2019) A Biologically-Inspired Model to Predict Perceived Visual Speed as a Function of the Stimulated Portion of the Visual Field. Frontiers in Neural Circuits, Volume 13, Article number 68 [online version]
    • M. Chessa, G. Maiello, A. Borsari, PJ Bex (2019) The Perceptual Quality of the Oculus Rift for Immersive Virtual Reality. Human Computer Interaction, vol. 34(1), pp. 51-82 [doi][online version]
    • M. Chessa and F. Solari (2019) A Computational Model for the Neural Representation and Estimation of the Binocular Vector Disparity from Convergent Stereo Image Pairs. International Journal of Neural Systems, Volume 29, Issue 5, Article number 1850029 [doi]
    • A. Canessa, A. Gibaldi, M. Chessa, M. Fato, F. Solari, and S.P. Sabatini. (2017). A dataset of stereoscopic images and ground-truth disparity mimicking human fixations in peripersonal space. Scientific Data, 4. [doi]
    • M. Chessa, G. Maiello, PJ Bex, F. Solari (2016) A space-variant model for motion interpretation across the visual field. Journal of Vision, Vol.16, 12. doi:10.1167/16.2.12
    • M. Chessa, N. Noceti, F. Odone, F. Solari,  J. Sosa-García, L. Zini (2016) An integrated artificial vision framework for assisting visually impaired users. Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 149, pp. 209-228. [link]
    • M. Chessa, S.P. Sabatini, F. Solari  (2016) A systematic analysis of a V1-MT neural model for motion estimation Neurocomputing, 173, pp. 1811  – 1823. [pdf] [doi].
    • G. Maiello, M Chessa, F Solari, PJ Bex (2015) The (In) Effectiveness of Simulated Blur for Depth Perception in Naturalistic Images  PloS one, 10(10), e0140230. [doi]
    • F. Solari, M. Chessa, N.V. K. Medathati, P. Kornprobst (2015) What can we expect from a V1-MT feedforward architecture for optical flow estimation? Signal Processing: Image Communication, 39, pp. 342-354. [doi]
    • G. Maiello, M. Chessa, F. Solari, P. J Bex (2014) Simulated disparity and peripheral blur interact during binocular fusion. Journal of Vision, July 17, 2014, 14(8)13. [doi][bib]
    • M. Chessa and G. Pasquale (2014) Graphics processing unit-accelerated techniques for bio-inspired computation in the primary visual cortex. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 26(10), pp. 1799-1818. [doi][bib]
    • M. Antonelli, A. Gibaldi, F. Beuth, A. J Duran, A. Canessa, M. Chessa, F. Solari, F. Hamker, E. Chinellato, S.P. Sabatini (2014) A hierarchical system for a distributed representation of the peripersonal space of a humanoid robot. IEEE Trans. Auton. Mental Develop, in press.
    • F. Solari, M. Chessa, S.P. Sabatini. (2014)  An integrated neuromimetic architecture for direct motion interpretation in the log-polar domain. Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 125, pp. 37-54. [doi]
    • E. Martinez-Martin, A.P. Del Pobil, M. Chessa, F. Solari, S.P. Sabatini (2014)An active system for visually-guided reaching in 3D across binocular fixations. The Scientific World Journal, 2014, art. no. 179391.
    • A. Canessa, M. Chessa, A. Gibaldi, S.P. Sabatini, F. Solari (2014) Calibrated depth and color cameras for accurate 3D interaction in a stereoscopic augmented reality environment. Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation 25(1), pp. 227-237. [doi][bib][pdf]
    • M. Chessa, F. Solari, S.P. Sabatini (2013) Adjustable Linear Models for Optic Flow based Obstacle Avoidance. Computer Vision and Image Understanding 117(6), pp. 603-619. [doi][bib]
    • F. Solari, M. Chessa, M. Garibotti, S.P. Sabatini. (2013) Natural perception in dynamic stereoscopic augmented reality environments. Display 34(2), pp. 142-152 . [doi][bib]
    • M. Chessa, V. Bianchi, M. Zampetti, S. P. Sabatini, F. Solari (2012) Real-time simulation of large-scale neural architectures for visual features computation based on GPU. Network: Computation in Neural Systems 23(4), pp. 272-291. [doi][bib]
    • F. Solari, M. Chessa, S.P. Sabatini. (2012) Design strategies for direct multi-scale and multi-orientation feature extraction in the log-polar domain. Pattern Recognition Letters 33(1), pp. 41-51. [doi][bib]
    • A.Gibaldi, M. Chessa, A. Canessa, S.P. Sabatini, F. Solari. (2010) A cortical model for binocular vergence control without explicit calculation of disparity. Neurocomputing 73, pp. 1065-1073. [doi][bib]
Conference proceedings
    • E. Girau, F. Mura, S. Bazurro, M. Casadio, M. Chirico, F. Solari, M. Chessa (2019) A Mixed Reality System for the Simulation of Emergency and First-Aid Scenarios In Proceedings of 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC) (to appear)
    • M. Chessa, G. Maiello, L. K Klein, V. C Paulun and F. Solari (2019) Grasping objects in immersive Virtual Reality In Proceedings of 2019 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR) (to appear)
    • M. Chessa, C. Bassano, E. Gusai, A.E. Martis and F. Solari (2019) Human-computer interaction approaches for the assessment and the practice of the cognitive capabilities of elderly people Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) vol 11134 LNCS, pp. 66-81 – 15th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2018; Munich; Germany.
    • A. Canessa, P. Casu, F. Solari and M. Chessa (2019) Comparing Real Walking in Immersive Virtual Reality and in Physical World Using Gait Analysis VISIGRAPP 2019 – 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (To appear)
    • C. Bassano, M. Chessa, L. Fengone, L. Isgro’, F. Solari, G. Spallarossa, D. Tozzi and A. Zini (2019) Evaluation of a Virtual Reality System for Ship Handling Simulations VISIGRAPP 2019 – 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (To appear)
    • F. Verrini, C. F. Crispim-Junior, M. Chessa, F. Solari and F. Bremond (2019) Recognition of Daily Activities by embedding hand-crafted features within a semantic language Proceedings of the Third IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Applications and Systems (IPAS 2018), 8708854, pp. 210-215
    • M. Chessa and F. Solari (2019) A geometric model of spatial distortions in virtual and augmented environments Proceedings of the Third IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Applications and Systems (IPAS 2018) 8708861, pp. 55-60
    • G.Ballestin, F. Solari, and M. Chessa. (2018) Perception and action in peripersonal space: a comparison between video and optical see-through augmented reality devices. In Adjunct Proceedings – 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR-Adjunct 2018 8699267, pp. 184-189
    • C. Bassano, F. Solari, M. Chessa (2018). Studying natural human-computer interaction in immersive virtual reality: A comparison between actions in the peripersonal and in the near-action space. VISIGRAPP 2018 – Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications 2, pp. 108-115
    • C. Martini, N. Noceti, M. Chessa, A. Barla, A. Cella, G.A. Rollandi, A. Pilotto, A. Verri, F. Odone (2018) A visual computing approach for estimating the motility index in the frail elder. VISIGRAPP 2018 – Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications 5, pp. 439-445
    • M. Chessa, & F. Solari (2017). [POSTER] Walking in Augmented Reality: An Experimental Evaluation by Playing with a Virtual Hopscotch. In Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR-Adjunct), 2017 IEEE International Symposium on (pp. 143-148).
    • E. Gusai, C. Bassano, F. Solari, & M. Chessa (2017). Interaction in an Immersive Collaborative Virtual Reality Environment: A Comparison Between Leap Motion and HTC Controllers. In International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (pp. 290-300). Springer, Cham.
    • A.E. Martis, C. Bassano, F. Solari, & M. Chessa (2017). Going to a Virtual Supermarket: Comparison of Different Techniques for Interacting in a Serious Game for the Assessment of the Cognitive Status. In International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (pp. 281-289). Springer, Cham.
    • N.K. Medathati, M. Chessa, G.S. Masson, P. Kornprobst, & F. Solari (2017). Adaptive Motion Pooling and Diffusion for Optical Flow Computation. In International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (pp. 60-71). Springer, Cham.
    • M. Chessa and N. Noceti (2017) Investigating Natural Interaction in Augmented Reality Environments using Motion Qualities.  12h International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, VISAPP 2017, 27th February – 1st March 2017, Porto, Portugal.
    • M. Chessa, G. Matafu’, S. Susini and F. Solari (2016) An experimental setup for natural interaction in a collaborative virtual environment.  13th European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP13), 12-13 December 2016, London.
    • M. Chessa, G. Balocchi, M. Busi, A. Novellino and F. Solari (2016) An Oculus Rift based Exergame to Improve Awareness in Disabled People. 11th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, VISAPP 2016, 27th-29th February 2016, Rome.
    • M. Chessa, L. Caroggio, H. Huang and F. Solari (2016) Insert your own body in the Oculus Rift to improve proprioception. 11th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, VISAPP 2016, 27th-29th February 2016, Rome. [video]
    • M. Chessa, F. Solari (2015) Local Feature Extraction in Log-Polar Images. 18th Conference on Image Analysis and Processing—ICIAP 2015.
    • M. Chessa, NVK Medathati, G. Masson, F. Solari, P. Kornprobst (2015) Decoding MT Motion Response For Optical Flow Estimation: An Experimental Evaluation. 23rd European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO)
    • M. Chessa, M. Garibotti, V. Rossi, A. Novellino, F. Solari (2015) A virtual holographic display case for museum installations. 7th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN), pp. 69-73. Torino, 10-12 June 2015.
    • M. Chessa, M. Garibotti, G.  Maiello, L.  Caroggio, H.  Huang, S.P.  Sabatini, F.  Solari (2014) Detection of 3D position of eyes through a consumer RGB-D camera for stereoscopic mixed reality environments. 4th International Conference on 3D Imaging, IC3D 2014; Liege; Belgium; 9 December 2014 through 10 December 2014
    • M. Chessa, S. Murgia, L. Nardelli, Silvio P. Sabatini, F. Solari (2014) Bio-inspired Active Vision for Obstacle Avoidance. International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, VISAPP 2014, 5th-8th January 2014, Lisbon.
    • M. Garibotti, M. Chessa, S.P. Sabatini, F. Solari (2013) An affordable stereoscopic 3D augmented reality system for life-like interaction. 10th European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP13), 6-7 November 2013, London.
    • A. Gibaldi, A. Canessa, M. Chessa, F. Solari, S. P. Sabatini (2012) How a Population-based Representation of Binocular Visual Signal Can Intrinsically Mediate Autonomous Learning of Vergence Control. Procedia Computer Science, Volume 13, 2012, Pages 125-134, ISSN 1877-0509, [doi].
    • M. Chessa, M. Garibotti, A. Canessa, A. Gibaldi, S.P. Sabatini, F. Solari. (2012) A stereoscopic augmented reality system for the veridical perception of the 3D scene layout. International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, VISAPP 2012, 24th-26th February 2012, Rome. [pdf]
    • M. Chessa, S. P. Sabatini, F. Solari and F. Tatti (2011) A Quantitative Comparison of Speed and Reliability for Log-Polar Mapping Techniques, Computer Vision Systems – 8th International Conference, ICVS 2011, Sophia Antipolis, France, September 20-22, 2011. [doi]
    • G. Maiello, C. Silvestro, A. Canessa, M. Chessa, A. Gibaldi, S. P. Sabatini and F. Solari (2011) Assessment of stereoscopic depth perception in augmented reality environments based on low-cost technologies, Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization (APGV 2011).
    • E. Martinez, A.P. del Pobil, M. Chessa, F. Solari, S.P. Sabatini. (2011) An Integrated Virtual Environment for Visual-based Reaching, The ACM Intl. Conf. on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, Seoul, 2011.
    • A. Gibaldi, A. Canessa, M. Chessa, S. P. Sabatini, F. Solari. (2011) A neuromorphic control module for real-time vergence eye movements on the iCub robot head, 11th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids).
    • M. Chessa, S.P. Sabatini, F. Solari. (2009) A fast joint bioinspired algorithm for optic flow and two-dimensional disparity estimation. 7th International Conference on Computer Vision Systems, Belgium, 13-15 October, 2009. [pdf]
    • A. Gibaldi, M. Chessa, A. Canessa, F. Solari, S.P. Sabatini. (2009) A neural model for binocular vergence control without explicit calculation of disparity. European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks, Bruges, Belgium, 22-24 April, 2009. [pdf]
    • M. Chessa, F. Solari, S.P. Sabatini. (2009) A Virtual Reality Simulator for Active Stereo Vision Systems. International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP), Lisbon 5-8 February 2009. [pdf]
    • M. Chessa, F. Solari, S.P. Sabatini, G.M. Bisio. (2008) Motion Interpretation Using Adjustable Linear Models. British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), Leeds 1-4 September 2008. [pdf]
    • G. Gastaldi, S.P. Sabatini, F. Solari, M. Chessa. (2008) Systematic Phase-based interpretation of early vision processing. International Conference on Mathematical Problems in Engineering ,Aerospace and Science (ICNPAA), Genova, 25-27 June 2008.
  • M. Chessa, S.P. Sabatini, F. Solari, G.M. Bisio. (2007) A Recursive Approach to the Design of Adjustable Linear Models for Complex Motion Analysis. IASTED conference on Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition and Applications (SPPRA), Innsbruck 14-16 February 2007. [pdf]

Patents

  • M. Chessa, F. Solari, M. Garibotti, S.P. Sabatini, Rappresentazione stereoscopica tridimensionale perfezionata di oggetti virtuali per un osservatore in movimento. Assignee: University of Genoa. Italian Patent application TO2011A001150, 14th December 2011.
  • M. Chessa, F. Solari, M. Garibotti, S.P. Sabatini. Improved three-dimensional stereoscopic rendering of virtual objects for a moving observer. Assignee: University of Genoa. International Patent application PCT/IB2012/057284, 13th December 2012.[link]
  • M. Chessa, F. Solari, M. Garibotti, S.P. Sabatini, A. Novellino, M. Ventrella.  Apparecchiatura per la visione olografica virtuale Assignee: University of Genoa and ETT SpA. Italian Patent application TO2014A000235, 21st March 2014

Software

Edited Books

  • Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications
    13th International Joint Conference, VISIGRAPP 2018 Funchal–Madeira, Portugal, January 27–29, 2018 Revised Selected Papers, in press
  • M. Chessa F. Solari, S.P. Sabatini. Human-Centric Machine Vision. InTech, ISBN: 978-953-51-0563-3, 180 pages, 2012.
  • F. Solari, M. Chessa, S.P. Sabatini. Machine Vision – Applications and Systems. InTech, ISBN: 978-953-51-0373-8, 272 pages, 2012.

Book Chapters

  • M. Chessa, N. Noceti, C. Martini, F. Solari, F. Odone (2018). Designing Assistive Tools for the Market. Computer Vision for Assistive Healthcare, 2018 pp 337-362 [doi]
  • M. Chessa, M. Garibotti, A. Canessa, A. Gibaldi, S.P. Sabatini, F. Solari (2013). Veridical Perception of 3D Objects in a Dynamic Stereoscopic Augmented Reality System. In: G. Csurka et al.. Communications in Computer and Information Science, VISIGRAPP 2012. vol. 0359, p. 274-285, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg [pdf]
  • S. P. Sabatini, F. Solari, A. Canessa, M. Chessa and A. Gibaldi (2013). Early Perception-Action Cycles in Binocular Vision: Visuomotor Paradigms and Cortical-Like Architectures. Developing and Applying Biologically-Inspired Vision Systems: Interdisciplinary Concepts. IGI Global, 2013. 154-182.  doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-2539-6.ch007
  • A. Canessa, A. Gibaldi, M. Chessa, S.P. Sabatini and F. Solari (2012). The Perspective Geometry of the Eye: Toward Image-Based Eye-Tracking, Human-Centric Machine Vision, M. Chessa, F. Solari and S.P. Sabatini (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0563-3, InTech, Available from: The Perspective Geometry of the Eye: Toward Image-Based Eye-Tracking
  • S. P. Sabatini, F. Solari, M. Chessa (2012). Context-Sensitive Recurrent Filters for Visual Motion Analysis, Neurocomputing: Learning, Architectures and Modeling, Elizabeth T. Mueller (Ed.), ISBN: 978-1-61324-699-3, Nova publisher.
  • M. Vanegas, M. Chessa, F. Solari, S.P. Sabatini (2012). Bio-Inspired Active Vision Paradigms in Surveillance Applications, Machine Vision – Applications and Systems, F. Solari, M. Chessa, S.P. Sabatini (Eds.), InTech, ISBN: 978-953-51-0373-8, pp. 1-22, 2012
  • M. Chessa, F. Solari and S.P. Sabatini (2011). Virtual Reality to Simulate Visual Tasks for Robotic Systems, Virtual Reality, Jae-Jin Kim (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-518-1, InTech, Available from: Virtual Reality to Simulate Visual Tasks for Robotic Systems

Abstracts

  • M. Chessa, A. Patino-Saucedo, H. Rostro, E. Castet, F. Solari, & P. Kornprobst (2017). Real-time image enhancement in virtual reality applications for low vision people. In Vision 2017, the 12th International Conference by the International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation (ISLRR).
  • G. Maiello, M. Chessa, F. Solari, & P. Bex (2017). Optimal Combination of Disparity across a log Polar Scaled Visual Field. Journal of Vision, 17(10), 757-757.
  • A. Gibaldi, A. Canessa, M. Chessa, M. Fato, F. Solari, & S.P. Sabatini (2017). The GENUA PESTO Database-GENoa hUman Active fixation database: PEripersonal space STereoscopic images and grOund truth disparity. Journal of Vision, 17(10), 1067-1067.
  • N.V.K. Medathati, P. Kornprobst, G. Masson, M. Chessa, F. Solari (2015) Adaptive Motion Pooling and Diffusion for Optical Flow MODVIS 2015.
  • G. Maiello, M. Chessa, P. J. Bex, F. Solari (2015) A Space-Variant Model for Motion Interpretation across the Visual Field MODVIS 2015.
  • G. Maiello, M. Chessa, F. Solari, P. Bex (2013) Stereoscopic fusion with gaze-contingent blur. Perception 42 ECVP Abstract Supplement, page 117.
  • G. Maiello, M. Chessa, F. Solari, P. Bex (2013) The Contribution of Perspective, Blur and Disparity to Depth Perception in Natural Vision ARVO 2013 Annual Meeting
  • M. Chessa, G. Maiello, C. Silvestro, A. Canessa, A. Gibaldi, S. P. Sabatini, F. Solari (2011) Assessment of the visuo-motor coordination in the peripersonal space through augmented reality environments. Perception 40 ECVP Abstract Supplement, page 63.
  • S. P. Sabatini, A. Canessa, A. Gibaldi, M. Chessa, F. Solari (2011) Statistical disparity patterns experienced by an active observer in the peripersonal space. Perception 40 ECVP Abstract Supplement, page 105
  • A. Gibaldi, A. Canessa, M. Chessa, F. Solari, S. P. Sabatini (2011) Adaptive read-out mechanisms of disparity population codes: reaching the theoretical disparity-size correlation limit with minimal binocular resources. Perception 40 ECVP Abstract Supplement, page 103
  • A. Canessa, M. Chessa, A. Gibaldi, F. Solari, S. P. Sabatini (2011) Empirical horopter explained by the statistics of disparity patterns in natural space. Perception 40 ECVP Abstract Supplement, page 7
  • A. Gibaldi, A. Canessa, M. Chessa, F. Solari, S.P. Sabatini (2011). A cortical model for vergence control: advantages of space-variant geometry of the cortical domain. Cosyne11, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 24 – March 1, 2011.
  • A. Gibaldi, A. Canessa, M. Chessa, S.P. Sabatini and F. Solari. Read-out rules for short-latency disparity-vergence responses from populations of binocular energy units: the effect of vertical disparities 33rd European Conference on Visual Perception, Lausanne, Switzerland, 22-26 August, 2010.
  • M. Chessa, S.P. Sabatini, F. Solari. A virtual reality tool for disparity statistics in the peripersonal space. 32nd European Conference on Visual Perception, Regensburg, Germany, 24-28 August, 2009.
  • S.P. Sabatini, M. Chessa, F. Solari. How embedding prior constraints improves coding and decoding strategies in a neural distributed architecture for depth perception. 32nd European Conference on Visual Perception, Regensburg, Germany, 24-28 August, 2009.
  • M. Chessa, A. Canessa, A. Gibaldi, F. Solari, S.P. Sabatini. Embedding Fixation Constraints into Binocular Energy-based Models of Depth Perception. International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston, Massachusetts, 27-30 May, 2009.
  • A. Gibaldi, M. Chessa, A. Canessa, S.P. Sabatini, F. Solari. Reading binocular energy population codes for short-latency disparity-vergence eye movements. International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston, Massachusetts, 27-30 May, 2009.
  • S.P. Sabatini, M. Chessa, G. Gastaldi, F. Solari, G. M. Bisio. Cortical Architectures for Early Joint Coding of 3D Dynamic Visual Parameters: Complex Feature Mapping and Distributed Representations. Workshop on Computational Cognitive Neuroscience to Computer Vision, Bielefeld University, Germany, 21 March 2007.