By combining VR/AR, 360 cameras and other sensors, we can digitally capture and stream the world around us in real-time, allowing anyone to virtually teleport to a location to collaborate and communicate with others, as though they were there in person. We call this immersive telepresence experience Augmented Virtual Teleportation (AVT).
In this seminar, we will introduce the AVT system, give you a sense of what its like to experience it, and discuss its potential impact for New Zealand. The session will conclude with a Q&A panel featuring the speakers and other VRAR experts on the team.
The future of remote collaboration needs to adapt for the situational context - from disaster relief, virtual cinema, tele-medicine, to architecture - seeing, feeling and experience first hand using virtual teleportation can make the critical difference. Unlike video conferencing, AVT hopes to capture a 360 view of your surroundings and whole-body gestures, allowing a more natural way to communicate and work together.
AVT is being developed at the Computational Media Innovation Centre (CMIC), an entrepreneurial research hub that works with industry and other stakeholders to solve computational challenges facing the future of interactive digital media.
To see a sneak peek of what we hope to present, check out our academic video here.
Taehyun Rhee is director at CMIC and founder of the Victoria University Computer Graphics Lab. He spent 17 years at Samsung leading research for Computer Graphics and Medical Physics at Future IT Center, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology. He conducts research on using AR/VR for telepresence, Mixed Reality rendering, digital characters, and related topics.
You can drop into this event at any time.
Lukas received his bachelor in Comp Sci at VUW where he now works to support CMIC research; through developing prototypes to showcase the work, and researching market needs to ensure impactful outcomes.