VR. Magic Bench: Technology + Psychology
2017. USA The full scientific communication (PDF) by Disney Research
No headset, no tablet, and you can be a (small) group. Enter the instllation, sit on the bench. Your image is projected on the screen, along with virtual characters. And they can speak to you (speakers) and make you sense their actions (haptic bench).
An extract from the paper : We create a solution for multi-user interactions
in AR/MR, where
a group can share the same augmented environment with any com puter generated (CG) asset and interact in a shared story sequence through a third-person POV. Our approach is to instrument the environment leaving the user unburdened of any equipment, creat ing a seamless walk-up-and-play experience. We demonstrate this technology in a series of vigne?es featuring humanoid animals. Participants can not only see and hear these characters, they can also feel them on the bench through haptic feedback. Many of the characters also interact with users directly, either through speech or touch. In one vigne?e an elephant hands a participant a glowing orb. ?is demonstrates HCI in its simplest form: a person walks up to a computer, and the computer hands the person an object