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IBC 2019 report: VR still leads the innovation

The IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) taking place at Amsterdam in September is still a major milestone for any company in the video technological industry and also for individual who wants to take part in the future of media. This show still appears to be the world's most influential media & technology show. This year (2019), [...]

VRTogether goes interactive

Year 3 of VRTogether has started, which is the final year for the project. The first year saw our first pilot, a virtual experience surrounding the death of Elena Armova and the subsequent murder investigation. Two users were able to observe two police interrogations from behind a one way mirror. Taking on the role of [...]

Mentoring Students in Social VR

The VRTogether project conducts ground-breaking research on Social VR. In addition, the project mentors master’s students in this area, forming a new generation of graduates that can, in the future, reshape the media landscape. CWI has been active, offering master’s thesis around the core topics of the project. Last year, two students graduated at TU [...]

VRTogether wins Best Demo Award at ACM MMSys2019

VRTogether project partner TNO participated at the 10th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys 2019), held from June 18 - 21, 2019 in Amherst, MA, USA. MMSys is the leading international forum for researchers to present and share their latest research findings in multimedia systems. While research about specific aspects of multimedia systems are regularly published [...]

How we’re tackling low-latency challenges

In order to make VR-Together a truly interactive experience, users need to be able to interact in real-time with the situations they are living, and with other users’ actions. However, given the required amount of data generated by our volumetric representation technology and bandwidth considerations, we need a solution to maintain a low-latency delivery of [...]

VRTogether wins Best Exhibition Award at NEM 2019

An international panel of experts gathered  in Zagreb on 22-23 May to discuss the future of interactive technologies and new media. The 11th New European Media (NEM) Summit presented a packed programme of conferences, roundtables and an exhibition featuring the VRTogether project. VRTogether partner TNO showcased a demo that enabled visitors to try the photo-realistic social virtual reality [...]