Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) partner of XR4ED was at Siggraph

Dr Nuria Pelechano Associate Professor (Professor Agregat) at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona presented part of the XR4ED project at Siggraph 2023 in August 2023.

Dr Nuria Pelechano presented at the Frontiers Workshop: XR and AI – Opportunities and Challenges. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has long been an integral component of eXtended Reality (XR) technologies, providing essential capabilities such as environmental analysis, intelligent sensor data interpretation, and user input processing. However, recent advancements in both hardware and AI research present opportunities to elevate XR experiences to unprecedented heights. This interactive Frontiers workshop aimed to explore the potential of AI to revolutionize XR by delving into the creation of highly realistic avatars, immersive virtual worlds, and AI-driven user interaction. Participants discussed the current state of AI in XR, identify emerging opportunities, and tackle related challenges of this fast-evolving field

Dr Nuria Pelechano talked about “Deeper Immersion for Self-Avatars” explaining amongst others the challenges when interacting through a self-avatar, the animation from sparse data and the animation fidelity for Self-Avatars.