BeingThere Centre

Period: December 2010 - 2016
Funding Support:  Media Development Authority of Singapore
Status: Ongoing


BeingThere Centre is an International Research Centre for Telepresence and Telecollaboration mainly based at the Institute for Media Innovation (IMI) in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

It is funded by Media Development Authority of Singapore with joint effort from ETH Zurich (Switzerland), UNC Chapel Hill (USA) and NTU (Singapore). The objective of the BeingThere Centre is to make major technological and systems-level advances leading to a 3D credible experience of Telepresence in a fitted room using a mobile platform. The result will be a breakthrough in the quality of interpersonal communication at a distance allowing for eye contact and proper motion parallax among a group of users. We now focus on group interactions in larger flexible set-ups where multiple virtual humans, robots and real users can interact with each other smoothly. Moreover, our current work also focuses on deploying these new technologies to real life settings and explore how users can benefit from them.

Funding Support

12 million EURO project

IMI's contribution

Prof. Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, is the Co-Director of centre.

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