This study proposes an avatar-mediated telecommunication system named PROT AVATAR. Communication using an avatar with facial expressions is useful when a user wants to express emotions. With our system, the user's voice can be heard from the location of avatar image using a ultrasonic sound projector. On top of these features, our system supports avatar movement toward nearest visible location to the target, which is not obvious for the avatar controller, and the avatar controller can easily refer to something remotely.
Kentaro Ishii, Yuji Taniguchi, Hirotaka Osawa, Kazuhiro Nakadai, Michita Imai.
"Merging Viewpoints of User and Avatar in Automatic Control of Avatar-Mediated Communication".
The 1st International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction, I-2-3, August 2013.