Mixed reality in virtual world teleconferencing

Tuomas Kantonen, Charles Woodward, N. Katz

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In this paper we present a Mixed Reality (MR) teleconferencing application based on Second Life (SL) and the OpenSim virtual world. Augmented Reality (AR) techniques are used for displaying virtual avatars of remote meeting participants in real physical spaces, while Augmented Virtuality (AV), in form of video based gesture detection, enables capturing of human expressions to control avatars and to manipulate virtual objects in virtual worlds. The use of Second Life for creating a shared augmented space to represent different physical locations allows us to incorporate the application into existing infrastructure. The application is implemented using open source Second Life viewer, ARToolKit and OpenCV libraries. (25 refs.)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE Virtual Reality Conference, VR 2010
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-6238-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-6237-7
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Virtual Reality Conference, VR 2010 - Waltham, MA, United States
Duration: 20 Mar 201024 Mar 2010


ConferenceIEEE Virtual Reality Conference, VR 2010
Abbreviated titleVR 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWaltham, MA


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