Virtual metamorphosis systems

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Abstract

ATR Media Integration & Communications Research Laboratories (ATR MIC) are aiming at realizing communication environments in which remotely located people can communicate with each other via a virtual scene. Virtual metamorphosis systems are possible applications of such virtual communication environments. In the virtual metamorphosis system, people can change their forms into any other form in a virtual scene. To realize a virtual metamorphosis system, the facial expressions and body postures of the user who will be 'morphed' need to be estimated in a real-time manner and reproduced in the form, which is normally a computer graphics human model (avatar). We emphasize that facial expressions and body postures should be estimated in a non-contact fashion, more specifically, by computer vision based technologies. This paper introduces two versions of the virtual metamorphosis systems: the Virtual Kabuki system and 'Shall We Dance?' system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
PublisherIEEE
Volume6
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event1999 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics 'Human Communication and Cybernetics' - Tokyo, Jpn
Duration: 1999 Oct 121999 Oct 15

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Other1999 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics 'Human Communication and Cybernetics'
CityTokyo, Jpn
Period99/10/1299/10/15

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Ohya, J. (1999). Virtual metamorphosis systems. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (Vol. 6). IEEE.