Mini-me

an adaptive avatar for mixed reality remote collaboration

Thammathip Piumsomboon, Gun A. Lee, Jonathon D. Hart, Barrett Ens, Robert W. Lindeman, Bruce H. Thomas, Mark Billinghurst

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Abstract

We present Mini-Me, an adaptive avatar for enhancing Mixed Reality (MR) remote collaboration between a local Augmented Reality (AR) user and a remote Virtual Reality (VR) user. The Mini-Me avatar represents the VR user's gaze direction and body gestures while it transforms in size and orientation to stay within the AR user's field of view. A user study was conducted to evaluate Mini-Me in two collaborative scenarios: an asymmetric remote expert in VR assisting a local worker in AR, and a symmetric collaboration in urban planning. We found that the presence of the Mini-Me significantly improved Social Presence and the overall experience of MR collaboration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationApril 21-26, 2018 Montreal, QC, Canada
EditorsAnna Cox, Mark Perry
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356206, 9781450356213
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2018 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 21 Apr 201826 Apr 2018
https://chi2018.acm.org/

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2018
Abbreviated titleCHI 2018
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period21/04/1826/04/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • Augmented Reality
  • Avatar
  • Awareness
  • Mixed Reality
  • Redirected, gaze, gesture
  • Remote collaboration
  • Remote embodiment
  • Virtual Reality

Cite this

Piumsomboon, T., Lee, G. A., Hart, J. D., Ens, B., Lindeman, R. W., Thomas, B. H., & Billinghurst, M. (2018). Mini-me: an adaptive avatar for mixed reality remote collaboration. In A. Cox, & M. Perry (Eds.), CHI 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: April 21-26, 2018 Montreal, QC, Canada New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3173620
Piumsomboon, Thammathip ; Lee, Gun A. ; Hart, Jonathon D. ; Ens, Barrett ; Lindeman, Robert W. ; Thomas, Bruce H. ; Billinghurst, Mark. / Mini-me : an adaptive avatar for mixed reality remote collaboration. CHI 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: April 21-26, 2018 Montreal, QC, Canada. editor / Anna Cox ; Mark Perry. New York NY USA : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2018.
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Piumsomboon, T, Lee, GA, Hart, JD, Ens, B, Lindeman, RW, Thomas, BH & Billinghurst, M 2018, Mini-me: an adaptive avatar for mixed reality remote collaboration. in A Cox & M Perry (eds), CHI 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: April 21-26, 2018 Montreal, QC, Canada. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York NY USA, International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2018, Montreal, Canada, 21/04/18. https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3173620

Mini-me : an adaptive avatar for mixed reality remote collaboration. / Piumsomboon, Thammathip; Lee, Gun A.; Hart, Jonathon D.; Ens, Barrett; Lindeman, Robert W.; Thomas, Bruce H.; Billinghurst, Mark.

CHI 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: April 21-26, 2018 Montreal, QC, Canada. ed. / Anna Cox; Mark Perry. New York NY USA : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2018.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

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