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FP7 REVERIE

REVERIE

Project reference: 287723
Funded under: FP7-ICT

REal and Virtual Engagement in Realistic Immersive Environments [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2011-09-01 to 2015-05-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 10 305 502

EU contribution:

EUR 7 524 994

Coordinated in:

Italy

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-7

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?\nREVERIE 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.\nThe 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.\nThe 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.\nREVERIE 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.

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Coordinator

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

Participants

WooX InnovationsBelgium NV
Belgium
TWEESTATIONSSTRAAT 80
ANDERLECHT, Belgium
Administrative contact: Philip Loubele
Tel.: +3216394938
Fax: +3216390800
E-mail
ALCATEL-LUCENT BELL NV
Belgium
COPERNICUSLAAN 50
ANTWERPEN, Belgium
Administrative contact: Josephus Van Sas
Tel.: +32 3 2408826
Fax: +32 3 2409999
E-mail
THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY (SWITZERLAND) GMBH
Switzerland
HOESCHGASSE 45
ZURICH, Switzerland
Administrative contact: Aljosa Smolic
Tel.: +41 44 632 7333
Fax: +41 44 632 1516
E-mail
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany
HANSASTRASSE 27C
MUNCHEN, Germany
Administrative contact: Andrea Zeumann
Tel.: +49 89 1205 2723
Fax: +49 89 1205 7534
E-mail
Institut Mines-Telecom
France
RUE BARRAULT 46
PARIS 13, France
Administrative contact: Yamina Belabassi
Tel.: +33 1 45 81 74 37
Fax: +33 1 45 81 70 67
E-mail
SYNELIXIS LYSEIS PLIROFORIKIS AUTOMATISMOU & TILEPIKOINONION MONOPROSOPI EPE
Greece
FARMAKIDOU 10
CHALKIDA, Greece
Administrative contact: Theodore Zahariadis
Tel.: +302221061309
Fax: +302221075053
E-mail
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
CHARILAOU THERMI ROAD 6 KM
THERMI THESSALONIKI, Greece
Administrative contact: George Giannopoulos
Tel.: +302310498210
Fax: +302310498110
E-mail
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
Glasnevin
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
VIA PIER CARLO BOGGIO 61
TORINO, Italy
Administrative contact: Irene Inchingolo
Tel.: +390112276212
Fax: +390112276299
E-mail
STICHTING CENTRUM VOOR WISKUNDE EN INFORMATICA
Netherlands
Science Park 123
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
327 MILE END ROAD
LONDON, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Reuben Almeida
Tel.: +44 20 7882 7962
Fax: +44 20 7882 7525
E-mail
CTVC Ltd
United Kingdom
WARWICK SQUARE 12
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
Rue Michel -Ange 3
PARIS, France
Administrative contact: Moguen-Toursel Marine
Tel.: +33 149604021
E-mail
Record Number: 100323 / Last updated on: 2014-09-03