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Mentoring Students in Social VR (Part II)

For more details, see previous post “Mentoring Students in Social VR” The VRTogether project conducts ground-breaking research on Social VR, which invites multiple users to share a virtual space and interact with each other’s virtual representation. Apart from the main research activities, this project mentors master’s students in this area, forming a new generation of [...]

VRTogether co-organized the “First International Workshop on Tools for Creating XR Media Experiences”, colocated with IEEE ICME 2020

In a joint effort with the EU H2020 ImAc and Hyper360 projects, VRTogether co-organized the “First International Workshop on Tools for Creating XR Media Experiences”, co-located with the IEEE ICME 2020 conference, that was planned to be originally held in London (6-10 July). Due to COVID-19, all tracks and side events of the conference were [...]

Towards a generic orchestrator: The VRTogether project experience

Part 2/3: technological choices

This is the second of a series of articles about the VRTogeter Orchestrator. Read Part 1 here. In terms of technologies the central Orchestrator component relies on the Node.js open-source platform where its integrated API is implemented in JavaScript. The protocol exchange benefits from the socket.io API, distributed under MIT licensing model, which enables real-time [...]

Improving the Holoportation with a cloud based solution!

In VRTogether the users are holoported inside a three-dimensional scenario, and they can remotely participate in a social virtual experience. The technology used to represent them is called Volumetric Video, and thanks to the most advanced real time compression and transmission systems, it is possible to transmit, over the internet, this novel video representation. However, [...]
Figure 1. The virtual dome for demo presentation

Exploitation activities from VRTogether awarded at ACM IMX 2020

VRTogether project partner CWI participated in the 2020 ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences (ACM IMX 2020), held virtually from June 17-19, 2020. On the first day of the conference, CWI’s team presented the social VR clinic, one of the VRTogether exploitation activities targeting the healthcare domain. The demo is entitled “A Social VR [...]

1st VRTogether Joint Business Clinic

On 9th July 2020, VRTogether is organising a Joint Business Clinic in Barcelona. The workshop will focus on preparing the future exploitation of the VRTogether results and identifying potential roads for commercialisation. We are happy to welcome potential end-users of the VRTogether project results, external partners interested in the VR market, business experts as well as project [...]

Towards a generic orchestrator: The VRTogether project experience

Part 1/3: overview

VRTogether is a world class consortium of research entities and companies looking at evaluating the “togetherness” in VR. The VRTogether project is focused on the real-time photo-realistic 3D capture and the integration of a live-avatar into complex scenarios allowing to share virtual experience together. Since the main goal of the VRTogether project is to share [...]