News and Media Coverage

February 26th, 2017
CBS Sunday Morning segmet on creating digital actors

 

August 16th, 2016
Pasadena Magazine article discussing our digital doctors project with Dr. Leslie Saxon:

http://pasadenamag.com/the-virtual-doctor-is-in/

 

June 17th, 2016
ozy.com coverage of our Rapid Avatar project with Evan Suma and Skip Rizzo:

http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/now-you-too-can-live-in-a-simulation/67657

 

May 18th, 2016
CCTV America coverage of our Rapid Avatar project:

http://www.cctv-america.com/2016/05/18/rendering-the-digital-self

 

May 9th, 2016
PrimeMind article on our Rapid Avatar Project:

https://primemind.com/how-lifelike-can-your-avatar-get-f358cc87b869#.87a9q3nl4

 

February 3rd, 2016
USC coverage of our rapid avatar process for use in video games:

January 29th, 2016
Voice of America coverage of Dr. Leslie Saxon’s initiative to virtualize doctors as a means to provide additional avenues of communication to medical experts. My team put together a prototype of the virtual doctor using our avatar technologies as an economical way to generate a virtual character of specific person. Typically, creating a photorealistic digital representation of a particular person takes a massive amount of 3D expertise and time. We were able to accomplish this in about 2 days, and today that process would take around 4 hours, making such a representation economically viable for a large number of people.

http://www.voanews.com/content/virtual-medical-clinic-equalize-health-care/3168894.html

July 22nd, 2014
Voice of America covered the Rapid Avatar technology.

http://www.voanews.com/a/researchers-target-low-coast-avatar-technology/1963213.html

July 17th, 2014

Ari Shapiro was interviewed by fxguide.com about the Rapid Avatar technology in preparation for SIGGRAPH’s Real Time Live event. The interview is here:

http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-279-siggraph-preview-real-time-live/.

 

April 17, 2014

News article from USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering on the Fast Avatar Capture and Simulation work:

February 21, 2014
Here is a Gizmodo article on our Rapid Avatar Capture and Simulation project where we can capture a person using a first-generation Microsoft Kinect system and simulate them in a matter of minutes.

GIZMODO – Kinect Avatar Creation at USC from Gizmodo on Vimeo.