The VRTogether project continues getting worldwide recognition on its successful path towards the development of groundbreaking social Virtual Reality experiences. Just over a month after being awarded at the NEM Summit 2019, the project has received the Best Demo Award at the 10th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys 2019), an essential forum for media researchers to present and share their latest research findings in multimedia systems.
On 21 June, VRTogether project partner TNO presented a demonstrator on Multi-Sensor Capture and Network Processing for Virtual Reality Conferencing. This demonstrator, a co-production between VRTogether and TNO’s research programme on Social Extended Reality, showcased ongoing work towards 6-degrees of freedom photo-realistic shared experiences by introducing a multiview, multi-sensor capture end-to-end system, on top of the web-based social VR platform developed within VRTogether. The immersive experience received very positive feedback from attendees and the organization, being eventually recognized with the award.
Coordinated by i2CAT, VRTogether is an H2020 project that aims to offer groundbreaking social Virtual Reality (VR) experiences among users located in remote domestic scenarios, based on photo-realistic immersive content, in a cost-effective manner. VRTogether’s consortium has been strategically set up to cover all stages of the production chain in a well-balanced way: a combination of leading research institutions (i2CAT, TNO, CWI, CERTH, Artanim) together with stakeholders (Entropy, Motion Spell, Viaccess-Orca) spread over 5 European countries.