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Mercury’s Boots: Extending Visual Information and Enabling to Move Around a Remote Place for VR Avatar

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In this research, we develop a mobile telepresence robot displaying a light field image of the VR avatar synchronizing its posture to that of the VR performer and VR controlling application rendering a point cloud of the scene before the robot to the VR system with an RGB-D camera. Both our robot and application communicate with each other via WebRTC. Our remote communication system compresses depth data approximately 100 kB, sends every about 200 ms and decodes it for 20 ms in average as the result of our performance test. In our online survey, 105 subjects generally expected our expecting effects, but some of them worried or suspected the limitation concerned to VR technology, network, or emotional expression of avatars.

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  • VR avatar
  • Telepresence
  • Remote communication

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Toda, K., Hayashi, S. (2020). Mercury’s Boots: Extending Visual Information and Enabling to Move Around a Remote Place for VR Avatar. In: Stephanidis, C., Antona, M., Ntoa, S. (eds) HCI International 2020 – Late Breaking Posters. HCII 2020. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1294. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-60703-6_29

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