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 publicationProceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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 - Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Duration: 21 Apr 201826 Apr 2018
Conference number: 36th
https://chi2018.acm.org/
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3173574 (Proceedings)

Conference

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

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

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