Saturday April 27, 2013

Microsoft Hiring for "Body-Double" Telepresence Project

Microsoft is putting together a team to develop the technology necessary to create a teleconferencing 3D presence capable of interacting with others in the room remotely. Unfortunately having watched the first three episodes of Star Wars does not constitute a viable background in telepresence technology. big grin

In the short term, we are developing the hardware and software necessary to have a realistic physical "body-double" or proxy in a remote meeting آ– one that gives the remote worker a true seat at the table, the ability to look around the room, turn to a colleague and have a side conversation.