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Toward Room-sized 3D Telepresence Systems

Oct 18, 2012

Dreams of telepresence are fed by special effects in movies, on stage, and even in mainstream news programs. These illusions may satisfy most passive viewers, but do not work for the actual distant participants. Today's systems have difficulty supporting even such simple capabilities as eye contact and gaze awareness among these multiple distant participants. This talk will review some component technologies needed to achieve natural--some would say "transparent"--telepresence (3D acquisition, tracking, rendering, 3D display), will present some recent progress, and will outline several promising future directions. Specifically, recent progress in 3D depth cameras, and in multi-viewer autostereo displays may make possible dramatically improved telepresence systems within the next few years. Such progress will allow development of a new generation of capabilities, with distant participants mixing naturally and arbitrarily in the shared space, which today are beyond the capabilities of even the best "Telepresence" systems.

Prof. Henry Fuchs




14:15 -15:45


TU Vienna
Zemanek Lecture Room (Room Number: HHEG01)
HS 13 Ernst Melan
1040 Wien, Karlsplatz 13 (Main building, Stiege VII, 2nd floor)

Event Location

TU Vienna - Zemanek Lecture Room (Room Number: HHEG01)
1040 Vienna Favoritenstraße 9-11, Stiege III, ground floor, light green area