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Integrating virtual reality and telepresence to remotely monitor construction sites: a ViRTUE project

Retik, Arkady and Mair, G.M. and Fryer, Richard (1998) Integrating virtual reality and telepresence to remotely monitor construction sites: a ViRTUE project. In: Artificial Intelligence in Structural Engineering. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 459-463. ISBN 3-540-64806-2

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Abstract

The paper presents VIRTUE, a funded research project, which aims to integrate the Virtual Reality (VR), Telepresence (TP) and mobile video telecommunications technologies. A mobile, real-time, 3D-hybrid VR/TP system is being built at Strathclyde University, Glasgow. A system prototype has been completed and is being tested. The system will permit the user to integrate telepresence images with computer generated virtual environments superimposed over the remote real worldview. This integrated system incorporates emerging mobile telecommunications technologies to give rapid and easy access to the real and virtual construction sites from arbitrary locations. This system allows remote surveillance of the construction site, and integration of real world images of the site with virtual reality representations, derived from planning models, for progress monitoring.