Room2Room augmented-reality telepresence project

Room2Room is a Microsoft augmented-reality telepresence project, projecting a life-sized digital version of a person.

Microsoft Research is developing Room2Room, a life-size projection of a person that appears to be sitting near you in a chair.

The project uses Kinect cameras to capture a person in 3-D in one room and digital projectors to project a life-sized version of that person, in real-time onto a piece of furniture, where someone else is.

Each person can see a digital image of the other, with the correct perspective.

Room2Room work is based on an existing Microsoft augmented-reality project called RoomAlive, that uses Kinect depth-sensing cameras and digital projectors to create a “room-sized augmented-reality gaming arena.”

source MIT technologyreview