The Avatar in Multi-user Virtual Reality System

作者:sds-admin 发布时间:2018-12-04

Speaker: 潘烨 (Disney Research LA)
Host: 付彦伟 (复旦大数据学院)
Time: 9:30am-11:00am Dec 5th, 2018
Location: Zibin N201, Fudan University
Abstract: Today, in spite of advanced video conferencing, shared virtual environments, and gaming environments such as Second Life, it is stillsimply much more efficient to physically travel to remote location for business, scientific or family meetings—even if at a hugeenvironmental, energetic and opportunity cost. We developed several systems will give people a real sense of physically being in a remotelocation with other people, and vice versa—without actually travelling. In this talk, I will first talk about my PhD work, where I have designed, built, and evaluated four situated displays, which aim to improve the teleconferencing experience. Then, I will discuss how the physical embodiment and haptics feedback which appear in robot-mediated communication could be potentially important aspects of communication technologies. Lastly, I will talk about my postdoc work & work at Disney research avatar representations
within a multi-user virtual reality system and discuss the effectiveness of the use of self-avatars on social interaction.
Bio: Ye Pan is a Postdoctoral Associate at Disney Research Los Angeles.She received my PhD in Virtual Environment and Computer Graphics from at University College London (UCL) in
2015. She previously graduated from UCL in 2011 with an MRes in Virtual Environments, Imaging and Visualisation, and from Purdue/UESTC in 2010 with a BSc in Communication and Information Engineering. Her research interests include: avatars, computer human interaction, virtual environments, CSCW, computer graphics, social interaction.