Virtual Role-Play with Rapid Avatars
PubDate: August 2017
Teams: University of Southern California
Writers: Ning WangAri ShapiroDavid SchwartzGabrielle LewineAndrew Wei-Wen Feng
Digital doppelgangers possess great potential to serve as powerful models for behavioral change. An emerging technology, the Rapid Avatar Capture and Simulation (RACAS), enables low-cost and high-speed scanning of a human user and creation of a digital doppelganger that is a fully animatable virtual 3D model of the user. We designed a virtual role-playing game, DELTA, with digital doppelgangers to influence a human user’s attitude to-wards sexism on college campuses. In this demonstration, we will showcase the RACAS system and the DELTA game.