|Adrian David Cheok delivered keynote address at the Synthetic Reality conference in Israel|
|Synthetic Reality was a symposium that combines keynote addresses, presentations of research papers, poster sessions, technical demonstrations, an industrial track, and tutorials. The event provided an opportunity for researchers from multiple disciplines to discuss the science and applications of synthetic realities. The seminar featured a packed program of lectures, invited talks, and demos.
Adrian David Cheok, the director of the Mixed Reality Lab at the National University of Singapore delivered the keynote address. In his talk, Adrian Cheok described his work introducing touch to VR applications. (Most virtual reality apps are based only on audio and video.) Some of these somewhat controversial applications enable users to pet animals from afar and even experience such physical interactions as hugging or even kissing remotely
Organizers: The Advanced Virtuality Lab (AVL), Sammy Ofer School of