Tag: avatar

Body representation in VR

This is a summary of Mel Slater‘s keynote at JVRC 2011, entitled “Body representation in Immersive Virtual Reality”. M. Slater started his talk by stating that the goal of VR is that people act as if what they’re…

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How real should robots and avatars be ?

A really nice video explaining the “you-have-to-know” concept of the “Uncanny Valley” first coined by Japanese roboticist Masahiro Mori in the 1970’s : If a robot or an avatar looks too realistic but is not perfect, users will…

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Virtual Reality for Virtual Eternity

A grant has been attributed to the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Central Florida in Orlando to create realistic avatars of historical figures that could hold a conversation. From Newswise : (…) UIC will…

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