Tele-Immersion will enable users
in different locations to collaborate in a shared, simulated environment
as if they were in the same physical room. It's the ultimate synthesis
of networking and media technologies to enhance collaborative environments.
In the tele-immersive environment, computers recognize the presence
and movements of individuals and objects, track those images, and
then permit them to be projected in realistic, multiple, geographically
distributed immersive environments where individuals can interact
with each other and with computer generated models.
To make these new distributed immersive environments a reality,
Advanced Network & Services has acted as a catalyst bringing
together recognized experts in virtual reality and networking, let
by VR pioneer Jaron Lanier, to identify the issues and develop plans
to build a national tele-immersive research infrastructure. With
goals of accelerating the development of better tools for research
and educational collaboration, this plan will be woven into the
fabric of many of the Next Generation Internet applications.
More information about Tele-Immersion
can be found here.
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