A framework for realistic 3D tele-immersion
Fechteler, P. and Hilsmann, Andreas and Brock, S.V. and Stevens, C. and Wall, Julie and Sanna, M. and Mauro, D.A. and Kuijk, Fons and Mekuria, Rufael and Cesar, P. and Monaghan, David and O'Connor, Noel E. and Daras, P. and Alexiadis, D.S. and Zahariadis, T. (2013) A framework for realistic 3D tele-immersion. In: 6th International Conference on Computer Vision / Computer Graphics Collaboration Techniques and Applications, 6-7 June 2013, Berlin, Germany.
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Meeting, socializing and conversing online with a group of people using teleconferencing systems is still quite differ- ent from the experience of meeting face to face. We are abruptly aware that we are online and that the people we are engaging with are not in close proximity. Analogous to how talking on the telephone does not replicate the experi- ence of talking in person. Several causes for these differences have been identified and we propose inspiring and innova- tive solutions to these hurdles in attempt to provide a more realistic, believable and engaging online conversational expe- rience. We present the distributed and scalable framework REVERIE that provides a balanced mix of these solutions. Applications build on top of the REVERIE framework will be able to provide interactive, immersive, photo-realistic ex- periences to a multitude of users that for them will feel much more similar to having face to face meetings than the expe- rience offered by conventional teleconferencing systems.
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