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    • 3D objects reconstruction from frontal images: an example with guitars 

      Beacco Porres, Alejandro; Gallego Vila, Jaime; Slater, Mel (Springer, 2022-09-15)
      Article
      Open Access
      This work deals with the automatic 3D reconstruction of objects from frontal RGB images. This aims at a better understanding of the reconstruction of 3D objects from RGB images and their use in immersive virtual environments. ...
    • A separate reality : An update on place Illusion and plausibility in virtual reality 

      Slater, Mel; Banakou, Domna; Beacco Porres, Alejandro; Gallego Vila, Jaime; Macia Varela, Francisco; Oliva Martínez, Ramon (2022-06-27)
      Article
      Open Access
      We review the concept of presence in virtual reality, normally thought of as the sense of “being there” in the virtual world. We argued in a 2009 paper that presence consists of two orthogonal illusions that we refer to ...
    • An embodied perspective as a victim of sexual harassment in virtual reality reduces action conformity in a later Milgram obedience scenario 

      Neyret, Solène; Navarro Muncunill, Xavier; Beacco Porres, Alejandro; Oliva Martínez, Ramon; Bourdin, Pierre; Valenzuela Ruiz, Jose; Barberia, Itxaso; Slater, Mel (Nature, 2020-04-10)
      Article
      Open Access
      Group pressure can often result in people carrying out harmful actions towards others that they would not normally carry out by themselves. However, few studies have manipulated factors that might overcome this. Here male ...
    • Automatic 3D avatar generation from a single RBG frontal image 

      Beacco Porres, Alejandro; Gallego Vila, Jaime; Slater, Mel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      We present a complete automatic system to obtain a realistic 3D avatar reconstruction of a person using only a frontal RGB image. Our proposed workflow first determines the pose, shape and semantic information from the ...
    • Automatic 3D character reconstruction from frontal and lateral monocular 2D RGB views 

      Beacco Porres, Alejandro; Gallego Vila, Jaime; Slater, Mel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      We present an automatic animatable 3D character reconstruction method from frontal and lateral RGB pictures of the person to reconstruct. We propose a method where, after obtaining a 3D reconstruction from a frontal view, ...
    • Disturbance and plausibility in a virtual rock concert: a pilot study 

      Beacco Porres, Alejandro; Oliva Martínez, Ramon; Cabreira Sánchez, Carlos; Gallego Vila, Jaime; Slater, Mel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      We present methods used to produce and study a first version of an attempt to reconstruct a 1983 live rock concert in virtual reality. An approximately 10 minute performance by the rock band Dire Straits was rendered in ...
    • Evaluating participant responses to a virtual reality experience using reinforcement learning 

      Llobera Mahy, Joan; Beacco Porres, Alejandro; Oliva Martínez, Ramon; Senel, Gizem; Banakou, Domna; Slater, Mel (Royal Society, 2021-09-15)
      Article
      Open Access
      Virtual reality applications depend on multiple factors, for example, quality of rendering, responsiveness, and interfaces. In order to evaluate the relative contributions of different factors to quality of experience, ...
    • QuickVR: A standard library for virtual embodiment in unity 

      Oliva Martínez, Ramon; Beacco Porres, Alejandro; Slater, Mel (2022-09-15)
      Article
      Open Access
      In the last few years the field of Virtual Reality (VR) has experienced significant growth through the introduction of low-cost VR devices to the mass market. However, VR has been used for many years by researchers since ...
    • Self-observation of a virtual body-double engaged in social interaction reduces persecutory thoughts 

      Gorisse, Geoffrey; Senel, Gizem; Banakou, Domna; Beacco Porres, Alejandro; Oliva Martínez, Ramon; Freeman, Daniel; Slater, Mel (Nature, 2021-12-14)
      Article
      Open Access
      The proportion of the population who experience persecutory thoughts is 10–15%. People then engage in safety-seeking behaviours, typically avoiding social interactions, which prevents disconfirmatory experiences and hence ...
    • The making of a newspaper interview in virtual reality: realistic avatars, philosophy, and sushi 

      Oliva Martínez, Ramon; Beacco Porres, Alejandro; Gallego Vila, Jaime; Gallego Abellan, Raul; Slater, Mel (2023-11)
      Article
      Open Access
      VR United is a virtual reality application that we have developed to support multiple people simultaneously interacting in the same environment. Each person is represented with a virtual body that looks like themselves. ...
    • The Rocketbox library and the utility of freely available rigged avatars 

      Gonzalez-Franco, Mar; Ofek, Eyal; Pan, Ye; Antley, Angus; Steed, Anthony; Spanlang, Bernhard; Maselli, Antonella; Banakou, Domna; Pelechano Gómez, Núria; Orts-Escolano, Sergio; Orvalho, Veronica; Trutoiu, Laura; Wójcik, Markus; Sanchez-Vives, Maria V.; Bailenson, Jeremy; Slater, Mel; Lanier, Jaron (2020-11-03)
      Article
      Open Access
      As part of the open sourcing of the Microsoft Rocketbox avatar library for research and academic purposes, here we discuss the importance of rigged avatars for the Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR, AR) research community. ...
    • The sentiment of a virtual rock concert 

      Slater, Mel; Cabriera, Carlos; Senel, Gizem; Banakou, Domna; Beacco Porres, Alejandro; Oliva Martínez, Ramon; Gallego Vila, Jaime (2022-08-23)
      Article
      Open Access
      We created a virtual reality version of a 1983 performance by Dire Straits, this being a highly complex scenario consisting of both the virtual band performance and the appearance and behaviour of the virtual audience ...
    • Virtual body ownership and its consequences for implicit racial bias are dependent on social context 

      Banakou, Domna; Beacco Porres, Alejandro; Neyret, Solène; Blasco Oliver, Marta; Seinfeld Tarafa, Sofia; Slater, Mel (Royal Society, 2020-12-09)
      Article
      Open Access
      When people hold implicit biases against a group they typically engage in discriminatory behaviour against group members. In the context of the implicit racial bias of ‘White' against ‘Black' people, it has been shown ...