CuteChat: A lightweight tele-immersive video chat system

Jiangbo Lu, Viet Anh Nguyen, Zeping Niu, Bhavdeep Singh, Zhiping Luo, Minh N Do

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

This paper presents a lightweight tele-immersive video chat system named CuteChat. Based on our recently developed video object cutout technology, the CuteChat system is designed and optimized to provide a radically new video chat experience by merging each participant in the same shared space, allowing them to interact more naturally in an integrated manner. With the goal to make the system easily accessible by massive consumers, we address the challenges in the whole pipeline of video processing, coding, communication, composition, and playback. Extensive experiments have shown that the proposed CuteChat system runs reliably and comfortably in real time on one's laptop or desktop PC, and it needs only a commodity webcam for video acquisition and just public Internet for tele-immersive video conferencing. With such a really minimal deployment requirement, we present a variety of interesting applications and user experiences created by the CuteChat system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMM'11 - Proceedings of the 2011 ACM Multimedia Conference and Co-Located Workshops
Pages1309-1312
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 29 2011
Event19th ACM International Conference on Multimedia ACM Multimedia 2011, MM'11 - Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Duration: Nov 28 2011Dec 1 2011

Publication series

NameMM'11 - Proceedings of the 2011 ACM Multimedia Conference and Co-Located Workshops

Other

Other19th ACM International Conference on Multimedia ACM Multimedia 2011, MM'11
CountryUnited States
CityScottsdale, AZ
Period11/28/1112/1/11

Keywords

  • Tele-immersive system
  • Video chat
  • Video object cutout

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'CuteChat: A lightweight tele-immersive video chat system'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Lu, J., Nguyen, V. A., Niu, Z., Singh, B., Luo, Z., & Do, M. N. (2011). CuteChat: A lightweight tele-immersive video chat system. In MM'11 - Proceedings of the 2011 ACM Multimedia Conference and Co-Located Workshops (pp. 1309-1312). (MM'11 - Proceedings of the 2011 ACM Multimedia Conference and Co-Located Workshops). https://doi.org/10.1145/2072298.2072001