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Internet teleprescence by real-time view-dependent image generation with omnidirectional video camera
Author(s): Shinji Morita; Kazumasa Yamazawa; Naokazu Yokoya
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a new networked telepresence system which realizes virtual tours into a visualized dynamic real world without significant time delay. Our system is realized by the following three steps: (1) video-rate omnidirectional image acquisition, (2) transportation of an omnidirectional video stream via internet, and (3) real-time view-dependent perspective image generation from the omnidirectional video stream. Our system is applicable to real-time telepresence in the situation where the real world to be seen is far from an observation site, because the time delay from the change of user’s viewing direction to the change of displayed image is small and does not depend on the actual distance between both sites. Moreover, multiple users can look around from a single viewpoint in a visualized dynamic real world in different directions at the same time. In experiments, we have proved that the proposed system is useful for internet telepresence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 January 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5018, Internet Imaging IV, (10 January 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.473592
Show Author Affiliations
Shinji Morita, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Japan)
Kazumasa Yamazawa, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Japan)
Naokazu Yokoya, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5018:
Internet Imaging IV
Simone Santini; Raimondo Schettini, Editor(s)

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