CHAPTER 1What Is Telepresence?


Telepresence as a concept has been around for many years and can be applied to a large number of applications. From virtual dining-room applications in which people are made to feel that they are sharing a meal at the same table together, to mystical “beam me up, Scotty” scenarios, such as projecting a presenter onto a stage using holographic projection technologies so the presenter appears to be standing on stage in front of the audience. Any immersive application that makes one person feel as though another person is physically present in their environment with them can be called telepresence. defines ...

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