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Monday, March 28, 2005

Virtual Meetings Through 'Telepresence'
If the efforts currently underway at the Universities of Calgary and Alberta (U of A) are successful, you might soon be able to chat and have a real dinner with your spouse sitting in front of you even if you're thousands of miles away from her. Pierre Boulanger, professor of computing science at U of A, has just received $1.7 million to develop new and inexpensive 'telepresence' tools to do just these kinds of tricks, and much more according to CBC News in Canada.

"The technology could allow surgical instructors to transmit hand and scalpel movements thousands of kilometres across a computer network, where the movements would be recreated." Or you'll build a 3D model of the Earth core on your computer and a teammate will be able to reconstruct it and interact with it at the other end of the world. Read more for other details and references.
:: posted by Roland Piquepaille, 5:19 AM Comments (0)
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