Virtual Me: A virtual communication method that enables simultaneous multiple existence as an avatar and/or agents

J. Ohya, R. Nakatsu, S. Kawato, T. Sakaguchi

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Abstract

This paper proposes a new communication method, called "Virtual Me", that enables a user to simultaneously participate in multiple events such as meetings or lectures as a virtual-metamorphosed avatar controlled by the user and/or as a computer-controlled autonomous agents. By interpreting non-verbal data generated by the other participants at each event, the system determines when to switch between using virtual metamorphosis or employing agents. We demonstrate the effectiveness of this method in a prototype of the Virtual Me system. It is our hope that this technology may be in the interest not only of time efficiency but also of enriched human communication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1657-1660
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2000 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2000) - New York, NY, United States
Duration: 2000 Jul 302000 Aug 2

Conference

Conference2000 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2000)
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period00/7/3000/8/2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Ohya, J., Nakatsu, R., Kawato, S., & Sakaguchi, T. (2000). Virtual Me: A virtual communication method that enables simultaneous multiple existence as an avatar and/or agents. 1657-1660. Paper presented at 2000 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2000), New York, NY, United States.