06 Feb '11, 3pm

Being there, even when you are not: SINGAPORE: Imagine sending your 3D avatar to meetings or classroom lessons.

Being there, even when you are not: SINGAPORE: Imagine sending your 3D avatar to meetings or classroom lessons.

SINGAPORE: Imagine sending your 3D avatar to meetings or classroom lessons. This could be a reality in a not-too-distant future, thanks to a new S$23 million research facility called the BeingThere Centre. The centre, located at Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) Institute for Media Innovation, is a joint collaboration between NTU, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich). The facility will develop technology called BeingThere. This technology gives the illusion that people from afar are in the same common space and creates a feeling of "natural interaction" and being there. Thirty-two scientists from the three universities will work together at the BeingThere Centre to change the way people communicate - using interactive real-time 3D communication known as telepresence and te...

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