With globalization and workforce mobility, there is a strong need of research and development of advanced infrastructures and tools to bring immersive experience into teleconferencing so people across geographically distributed sites can interact collaboratively. The Personal Telepresence Station project aims at bringing Telepresence experience to offices. We try to replicate the same experience people enjoy in face-to-face meetings such as gaze awareness and spatial audio.
Video and Slides
Zhengyou Zhang presented the project during Rico Malvar's keynote at the 2008 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit on July 29, 2008.
Watch his presentation at https://research.microsoft.com/en-us/UM/redmond/events/MSRNVideoContent/FacSum08/16079/lecture.htm, starting at 20:45 and ending at 31:45.
The slide deck is available at https://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/events/fs2008/presentations/Zhang_Zhengyou_Faculty_Summit_072908.pptx
A video showing the prototype system working is available at http://research.microsoft.com/~zhang/Videos/TelepresenceStationDemo.wmv
- Cha Zhang, Dinei Florencio, and Zhengyou Zhang, Improving Immersive Experiences in Telecommunication with Motion Parallax, in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., January 2011.