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ChameleonMask: A Human-Surrogate System with a Telepresence Face
Wednesday, 04 November
13:00 - 14:20
Kobe Int’l Exhibition Hall No. 2, Convention Hall, Level 1

ChameleonMask: A Human-Surrogate System with a Telepresence Face

ChameleonMask is a telepresence system that displays a remote user’s face on another user’s face. Whereas most telepresence systems are designed to provide the remote user with an existence via a teleoperated robot, the system uses a real human as a surrogate for the remote user. This is accomplished by the surrogate user wearing a mask-shaped display that shows the remote user’s live face, and a voice channel transmitting the remote user’s voice. As the experimental result, the surrogate tended to fulfill the director’s requests and felt positive about being the surrogate. Furthermore, this system enables persons to borrow not only a body but also someone’s face (in contrast to lending a face to someone). This is because a face and a body are separate. ChameleonMask has possibilities to make new experience to become another and a new labor market.


Kana Misawa,The University of Tokyo

Jun Rekimoto,The University of Tokyo, Sony CSL

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