Towards Outdoor Collaborative Mixed Reality: Lessons Learnt from a Prototype System

Published March 1, 2023 in ReDigiTS: 2nd Workshop on 3D Reconstruction, Digital Twinning, and Simulation for Virtual Experiences (IEEE VR 2023) by Nels Numan, Ziwen Lu, Benjamin Congdon, Daniele Giunchi, Alexandros Rotsidis, Andreas Lernis, Kyriakos Larmos, Tereza Kourra, Panayiotis Charalambous, Yiorgos Chrysanthou, Simon Julier, Anthony Steed


Most research on collaborative mixed reality (CMR) has focused on indoor spaces. In this paper, we present our ongoing work aimed at investigating the potential of CMR in outdoor spaces. These spaces present unique challenges due to their larger and more complex nature, particularly in terms of reconstruction, tracking, and interaction. Our prototype system utilises a photorealistic model to facilitate collaboration between remote virtual reality (VR) users and a local augmented reality (AR) user. We discuss our design considerations, lessons learnt, and areas for future work.

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  title = {Towards {{Outdoor Collaborative Mixed Reality}}: {{Lessons Learnt}} from a {{Prototype System}}},
  booktitle = {2023 {{IEEE Conference}} on {{Virtual Reality}} and {{3D User Interfaces Abstracts}} and {{Workshops}} ({{VRW}})},
  author = {Numan, Nels and Lu, Ziwen and Congdon, Benjamin and Giunchi, Daniele and Rotsidis, Alexandros and Lernis, Andreas and Larmos, Kyriakos and Kourra, Tereza and Charalambous, Panayiotis and Chrysanthou, Yiorgos and Julier, Simon and Steed, Anthony},
  year = {2023},
  pages = {113--118},
  location = {{Shanghai, China}},
  doi = {10.1109/VRW58643.2023.00029},