Beaming into the news: a system for and case study of tele-immersive journalism

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Kishore, S., Navarro, X., Dominguez, E., De La Peña, N. and Slater, M. 2018. Beaming into the news: a system for and case study of tele-immersive journalism. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 38 (2), pp. 89-101. https://doi.org/10.1109/mcg.2017.2801407
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TitleBeaming into the news: a system for and case study of tele-immersive journalism
AuthorsKishore, S., Navarro, X., Dominguez, E., De La Peña, N. and Slater, M.
Abstract

We show how a combination of virtual reality and robotics can be used to beam a physical representation of a person to a distant location, and describe an application of this system in the context of journalism. Full body motion capture data of a person is streamed and mapped in real time, onto the limbs of a humanoid robot present at the remote location. A pair of cameras in the robots eyes stream stereoscopic video back to the HMD worn by the visitor, and a two-way audio connection allows the visitor to talk to people in the remote destination. By fusing the multisensory data of the visitor with the robot, the visitors consciousness is transformed to the robots body. This system was used by a journalist to interview a neuroscientist and a chef 900 miles distant, about food for the brain, resulting in an article published in the popular press.

Sustainable Development Goals9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Middlesex University ThemeCreativity, Culture & Enterprise
LanguageEnglish
PublisherIEEE
JournalIEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
ISSN0272-1716
Electronic1558-1756
Publication dates
Online12 Apr 2018
PrintMar 2018
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AcceptedMay 2016
Deposited30 Oct 2023
Output statusPublished
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1109/mcg.2017.2801407
PubMed Central ID29672258
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85045555347
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