“A laser-based system for through-the-screen collaboration” by Robinson, Tan, Samadani, Culbertson and Apostolopoulos

  • ©Ian Robinson, Kar-Han Tan, Ramin Samadani, Bruce Culbertson, and John Apostolopoulos




    A laser-based system for through-the-screen collaboration



    We describe a novel system for supporting remote collaboration over shared media. The system is based on the “ClearBoard” idea of [Ishii and Kobayashi 1992] where the shared media is presented as though on a sheet of glass between local and remote participants.


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