A systems architecture for ubiquitous video

Neil J. McCurdy, William G. Griswold
2005 Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on Mobile systems, applications, and services - MobiSys '05  
Realityflythrough is a telepresence/tele-reality system that works in the dynamic, uncalibrated environments typically associated with ubiquitous computing. By opportunistically harnessing networked mobile video cameras, it allows a user to remotely and immersively explore a physical space. This paper describes the architecture of the system, motivated by the real-time and dynamic requirements imposed by one application domain: SWAT team command and control support. RealityFlythrough is
more » ... s to an operating system in that it provides abstractions to the user that hide inherent limitations in the underlying system. Just as an operating system provides the illusion of infinite processors and infinite memory, RealityFlythrough provides the illusion of complete live camera coverage in a physical environment. This work suppored in part by a gift from Microsoft Research. A version of this paper to appear in ACM MobiSys 2005.
doi:10.1145/1067170.1067172 dblp:conf/mobisys/McCurdyG05 fatcat:cerih7cqfrcglizbglkbxi7iqy