Face-to-face video communication technologies have grown tremendously in recent years, however they are not designed to provide a persistent sense of remote presence. More recently, telepresence robots give single users the ability to have a remote and mobile physical presence in another space. Combining telepresence robotics with persistent large-scale displays and multiple viewports, VPorter creates a telepresence ecology to support team collaboration across remote but connected lab spaces.
TSynlab explores emerging modalities in new media. Our research focuses on tangible interaction and sensing technologies that support creative expression bridging the physical and digital worlds. Applications range across media arts, entertainment and educational domains.