Tele-immersion Lab logo  Tele-Immersion Laboratory

Location: 475 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Time: 12:45pm - 4:00pm

Our teleimmersion project is aimed to enable users in geographically distributed sites to collaborate in real time in a shared simulated environment as if they were in the same physical room. Our multi-camera system has 360 degree stereo capturing capability which allows full-body 3D reconstruction of people and objects. The data are captured in real time and projected into a virtual environment which can be combined with other virtual objects and scenes. We have the ability to connect through the network with our collaborators, University of Illinois, UC Davis, and UC Merced. We currently have several research projects underway to improve the existing technology, including segmentation algorithms to recognize human beings and segment their data into individual limbs, mathematical models of human movement dynamics, refinement of stereo algorithms, customized hardware architectures, and sharing of real-time 3D video and audio data over long distances. We are also actively working with our collaborators in different application areas, such as collaborative dance choreography, remote geoscientific experiments, collaborative CAD modeling, cyberarcheology, and medicine.