- May 10, 2012
- University College London
- The Avatar Beaming technology is a way of tele-presence technology in which a person wears a motion capture suit and a head mounted display that allow them to control a robot somewhere else in the world.
The head mounted display allows the wearer to see and hear everything the avatar does and the motion capture suit allows for them to move the avatar body which mimics their actions.
This technology can allow someone to switch between avatar bodies in different parts of the world and be in many different places at once.
This technology has been used in plays with actors who were using robotic avatars as well as in virtual worlds to control their virtual avatars using motion capture.
The goal is for it to reduce business travel and allow for meetings to be held between people in different locations without anyone having to travel anywhere.