Date Added: Feb 2010
Telepresence or tele-immersion technologies allow people to attend a shared meeting without being physically present in the same location. Commercial telepresence solutions available in the market today have significant drawbacks - they are very expensive, and confine people to the area covered by stationary cameras. This paper presents a mobile tele-immersion platform that addresses these issues by using robots with embedded cameras. In the system, the users can move around freely because robots autonomously adjust their locations.