Web-based telepresence system using omni-directional video streams

Kazumasa Yamazawa, Tomoya Ishikawa, Tomokazu Sato, Sei Ikeda, Yutaka Nakamura, Kazutoshi Fujikawa, Hideki Sunahara, Naokazu Yokoya

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Recently, the telepresence which allows us to experience a remote site through a virtualized real world has been investigated. We have already proposed telepresence systems using omni-directional images which enable the user to look around a virtualized dynamic real scene. The system gives the feeling of high presence to the user. However, conventional systems are not networked but are implemented as stand-alone systems that use immersive displays. In this paper we propose a networked telepresence system which enables the user to see a virtualized real world easily in network environments. This paper describes the system implementation using real-time and stored omni-directional video streams as well as its experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-52
Number of pages8
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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