PDL Abstract

QuiltView: Glass-Sourced Video for Google Maps Queries

The 15th International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (HotMobile'14), February 2014.

Zhuo Chen, Wenlu Hu, Kiryong Ha, Jan Harkes, Benjamin Gilbert, Jason Hong, Asim Smailagic,
Dan Siewiorek, Mahadev Satyanarayanan

School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University


Effortless one-touch capture of video is a unique capability of wearable devices such as Google Glass. We use this capability to create a new type of crowd-sourced system in which users receive queries relevant to their current location and opt-in preferences. In response, they can send back live video snippets of their surroundings. A system of result caching, geolocation and query similarity detection shields users from being overwhelmed by a flood of queries.