How Lifelike Can Your Avatar Get? – Rapid Avatar Capture in PrimeMind

Published: May 12, 2016
Category: News

An article in PrimeMind features the rapid avatar generation research from Ari Shapiro and colleagues. The article states that Shapiro and the other researchers at ICT are studying the emotional connections people have with their avatars. It also notes that the group is working with the United States Military Academy at West Point on an application that allows soldiers to see themselves in their virtual squad-training fields. Shapiro believes avatars could be used in myriad training situations, preparing even doctors and teachers to respond appropriately under given circumstances, says the story.
Shapiro says that there’s still work that has to be done in fleshing out these avatars. Now in the second phase of the project, they are working on color-correction issues and more accurate representations of people’s real-life behaviors.
“I don’t think I’m going to get to the finish line anytime soon,” Shapiro says. “People are infinitely complex. You can always go deeper and deeper.”.