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FP7 REVERIE

REVERIE

Project reference: 287723
Funded under

REal and Virtual Engagement in Realistic Immersive Environments

From 2011-09-01 to 2015-05-31, closed project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 10 305 502

EU contribution:

EUR 7 524 994

Coordinated in:

Italy

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-7See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

REVERIE is a revolution in online social networking. It is safe, collaborative, online environment which brings together realistic inter-personal communication and interaction.

REVERIE will bring online social networking into the real-world with interaction and communication based on what people do and say and how they act. In other words, REVERIE will bridge the physical/digital divide, making communication in social networks more reflective of how people interact in the real world. To this end, a key focus in the project’s work plan is on developing/integrating multi‐modal and multi‐sensor signal acquisition tools for capturing, and subsequently representing and recreating both 3D environments and human activities therein.

REVERIE must also focus on how users will experience this interaction and the digital online environment in which it takes place. 3D and immersive audio‐visual display technologies have developed to such an extent in recent times that the technology is now considered de rigueur for ensuring the most attractive user experience.

Further, REVERIE intends to bring new dimensions to such experiences, introducing aspects of autonomy into avatar behaviour, and capturing and representing user emotional state as well as physical activity, in order to provide a recreation that is as rich as possible.

Objective

It's Friday night, you're exhausted after a long week in the office. You're not going to leave the house so you could watch TV, or spend a few hours catching up on your social networks. But, why spend time watching a screen when you could immerse yourself into a 3D online environment which lets you interact with friends and share common experiences together, in real time, without having to leave home?REVERIE is a revolution in online social networking. It is a safe, collaborative, online environment which brings together realistic inter‐personal communication and interaction with 3D media creation. Users can meet, socialise and share experiences using equipment they already have at home – such as 3D TV and Microsoft 3D Kinect – along with a range of content creation tools built for the platform. The possibilities are endless – take your Geography class on a field trip; make an important presentation; attend a distance learning class; play the lead character in your favourite film – then invite your friends to join you using their existing social networking channels.The research challenges are demanding. The focus is the integration of cutting‐edge technologies related to 3D data acquisition & processing, sound processing, autonomous avatars, networking, real‐time rendering, and physical interaction & emotional engagement in virtual worlds. These challenges are combined into two scenarios that will be used as the basis for technical integration, and which will demonstrate the validity and potential socio‐economic benefits of REVERIE's vision for the future of social networking.The work plan for REVERIE has been divided into 3 streams designed to support each other. First, it will go beyond the current state-of-the-art by adapting the latest 3D content creation software to create new tools. Second, to ensure the system is efficient, stable, and meets its objectives, it will test prototypes within existing social networks. Finally, to ensure early adoption of the platform into popular social networks, REVERIE will evaluate, disseminate and exploit the resources created.REVERIE allows social interaction to move beyond the laptop screen, and prevents social media from being restricted to text and images. Friday nights and field trips will never be the same again.<br/>

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Multimedia

Coordinator

STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 1 098 848


VIA C.OLIVETTI 2
20864 AGRATE BRIANZA
Italy
Administrative contact: Sara Loi
Tel.: +39 0396037685
Fax: +39 0396035910
E-mail

Participants

GIBSON INNOVATIONS BELGIUM
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 74 400


TWEESTATIONSSTRAAT 80
1070 ANDERLECHT
Belgium
Administrative contact: Philip Loubele
Tel.: +3216394938
Fax: +3216390800
E-mail
ALCATEL-LUCENT BELL NV
Participation ended
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 204 530


COPERNICUSLAAN 50
2018 ANTWERPEN
Belgium
Administrative contact: Josephus Van Sas
Tel.: +32 3 2408826
Fax: +32 3 2409999
E-mail
THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY (SWITZERLAND) GMBH
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 711 922


HOESCHGASSE 45
8008 ZURICH
Switzerland
Administrative contact: Aljosa Smolic
Tel.: +41 44 632 7333
Fax: +41 44 632 1516
E-mail
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 620 351


HANSASTRASSE 27C
80686 MUENCHEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Andrea Zeumann
Tel.: +49 89 1205 2723
Fax: +49 89 1205 7534
E-mail
Institut Mines-Telecom
France

EU contribution: EUR 535 006


RUE BARRAULT 46
75634 PARIS 13
France
Administrative contact: Yamina Belabassi
Tel.: +33 1 45 81 74 37
Fax: +33 1 45 81 70 67
E-mail
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 566 144


CHARILAOU THERMI ROAD 6 KM
57001 THERMI THESSALONIKI
Greece
Administrative contact: George Giannopoulos
Tel.: +302310498210
Fax: +302310498110
E-mail
SYNELIXIS LYSEIS PLIROFORIKIS AUTOMATISMOU & TILEPIKOINONION MONOPROSOPI EPE
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 503 633


FARMAKIDOU 10
34100 CHALKIDA
Greece
Administrative contact: Theodore Zahariadis
Tel.: +302221061309
Fax: +302221075053
E-mail
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland

EU contribution: EUR 489 628


Glasnevin
9 DUBLIN
Ireland
Administrative contact: Declan Raftery
Tel.: +353 1 700 5847
Fax: +353 1 700 5847
E-mail
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE MARIO BOELLA SULLE TECNOLOGIE DELL'INFORMAZIONE E DELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 194 154


VIA PIER CARLO BOGGIO 61
10138 TORINO
Italy
Administrative contact: Irene Inchingolo
Tel.: +390112276212
Fax: +390112276299
E-mail
TP VISION EUROPE BV
Participation ended
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 194 257


PRINS BERNHARDPLEIN 200
1097 JB AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Arne Duwaer
Tel.: +31 6 2504 0268
E-mail
PHILIPS CONSUMER LIFESTYLE B.V.
Participation ended
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 50 964


HIGH TECH CAMPUS 37
5656 AE EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Patrick Keur
Tel.: +31 40 2740361
Fax: +31 402746321
E-mail
STICHTING CENTRUM VOOR WISKUNDE EN INFORMATICA
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 598 945


Science Park 123
1098XG AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Margriet Brouwer
Tel.: +31 20 592 4253
Fax: +31 20 592 4199
E-mail
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 1 078 205


327 MILE END ROAD
E1 4NS LONDON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Reuben Almeida
Tel.: +44 20 7882 7962
Fax: +44 20 7882 7525
E-mail
BLITZ GAMES STUDIOS LTD
Participation ended
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 60 677


REGENT SQUARE HOUSE THE PARADE
CV32 4NL LEAMINGTON SPA
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Richard Smithies
Tel.: +44 1926 880000
Fax: +44 1926 880080
E-mail
CTVC Ltd
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 474 742


WARWICK SQUARE 12
SW1V2AA LONDON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Stuart Porter
Tel.: +44 20 7940 8495
Fax: +44 20 7940 490
E-mail
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France

EU contribution: EUR 68 588


Rue Michel -Ange 3
75794 PARIS
France
Administrative contact: Moguen-Toursel Marine
Tel.: +33 149604021
E-mail
Record Number: 100323 / Last updated on: 2016-04-11