Welcome to the PRESENCCIA project website
This Integrated Project will undertake a Research Programme that has as its major goal the delivery of presence in wide area distributed mixed reality environments.
The environment will include a physical installation that people can visit both physically and virtually. The installation will be the embodiment of an artificial intelligent entity that understands and learns from its interaction with people. People who inhabit the installation will at any one time be physically there, virtually there but remote, or entirely virtual beings with their own goals and capabilities for interacting with one another and with embodiments of real people.
Specific subclasses of the installation will be used for the construction of a number of application scenarios, such as a persistent virtual community that embodies the project itself.
The core methodology will be to achieve this through the identification, understanding and exploitation of cerebral mechanisms for presence in conjunction with advances in the underlying technology for mixed reality display and interaction, with special attention to the interaction between people, and also between people and virtual people. Such cerebral mechanisms will be the basis for a core aspect of the IP which is the exploitation of brain-computer interfaces.
Processes within the environments adapt and correlate with the behaviour and state of people, and in addition people are able to effect changes within the environment through thought as well as through motor actions.
|Participant name||Principal Investigator|
|Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Coordinator)||Prof. Mel Slater
Prof. Pere Brunet
|University College London||Dr Anthony Steed (CS)
Dr Beau Lotto (IoO)
|IDIBAPS||Dr Mavi Sanchez Vives|
|Graz University of Technology||Prof. Gert Pfurtscheller
Prof. Dieter Schmalstieg
|Guger Technologies OEG||Dr Christoph Guger|
|Technion - Israel Institute of Technology||Prof. Miriam Reiner|
|Scuola di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant´Anna||Prof. Massimo Bergamasco
Dr Antonio Frisoli
|University of Zurich||Prof. Lutz Jäncke|
|Universitat Pompeu Fabra||Prof. Paul Verschure
Dr Ulysses Bernardet
|Goldsmiths College - University of London||Prof. John Gruzelier|
|University of Cambridge||Prof. Peter Robinson|
|Technische Universität München, Fachbereich für Informatik, Fachgebiet für Augmented Reality||Prof. Gudrun Klinker|
|Chalmers University of Technology||Prof. Mendel Kleiner|
|Karolinska Institutet||Dr Henrik Ehrsson|