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Theme-park dummy trick becomes teleconference tool

发布时间:2017-05-18 08:01:27来源:未知点击:

EVER felt the person on the other end of a video call wasn’t paying attention? Maybe having your animated double facing them could help. That’s the thinking behind the animatronic “shader lamps” avatar, which uses a theme-park trick to bring a dummy with a robotic head to life for video calls. Because video callers tend to speak to the screen rather than the camera, communication can become stilted, says Greg Welch, a computer scientist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. “It often looks like you are not paying attention,