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Physical Telepresence

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We propose a new approach to physical telepresence, based on shared workspaces with the ability to capture and remotely render the shapes of people and objects. In the research paper, we describe the concept of shape transmission, and propose interaction techniques to manipulate remote physical objects and physical renderings of shared digital content. We investigate how the representation of users' body parts can be altered to amplify their capabilities for teleoperation. A preliminary evaluation found that users were able to manipulate simple objects remotely, and found many different techniques for manipulation that highlight the expressive nature of our system.

We propose a new approach to physical telepresence, based on shared workspaces with the ability to capture and remotely render the shapes of people and objects. In the research paper, we describe the concept of shape transmission, and propose interaction techniques to manipulate remote physical objects and physical renderings of shared digital content. We investigate how the representation of users' body parts can be altered to amplify their capabilities for teleoperation. A preliminary evaluation found that users were able to manipulate simple objects remotely, and found many different techniques for manipulation that highlight the expressive nature of our system.