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Beaming into the Rat World: Enabling Real-Time Interaction between Rat and Human Each at Their Own Scale

  • Jean-Marie Normand,

    Affiliation: EVENT Lab, Faculty of Psychology, University of Barcelona, Spain

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  • Maria V. Sanchez-Vives,

    Affiliations: Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA), Barcelona, Spain, Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain

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  • Christian Waechter,

    Affiliation: Fachbereich Informatik, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

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  • Elias Giannopoulos,

    Affiliation: EVENT Lab, Faculty of Psychology, University of Barcelona, Spain

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  • Bernhard Grosswindhager,

    Affiliation: Guger Technologies (g.tec), Schiedlberg, Austria

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  • Bernhard Spanlang,

    Affiliation: EVENT Lab, Faculty of Psychology, University of Barcelona, Spain

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  • Christoph Guger,

    Affiliation: Guger Technologies (g.tec), Schiedlberg, Austria

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  • Gudrun Klinker,

    Affiliation: Fachbereich Informatik, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

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  • Mandayam A. Srinivasan,

    Affiliations: The Touch Lab, Research Laboratory of Electronics and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Computer Science, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Mel Slater mail

    melslater@ub.edu

    Affiliations: EVENT Lab, Faculty of Psychology, University of Barcelona, Spain, Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA), Barcelona, Spain, Department of Computer Science, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 31, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048331

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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 02 Nov 2012 at 18:58 GMT

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Publication: io9
Title: “io9.com Updates: Researchers interact with rats by becoming virtual rats themselves”
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Publication: I Programmer
Title: “VR Lets Rat & Man Play Together”
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Publication: Press Release
Title: “Virtual reality 'beaming' technology transforms human-animal interaction”
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news...

Publication: Discovery News
Title: “Humans Use Avatars To Talk To Rats : Discovery News”
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Title: “BBC News - Rats and humans meet via virtual reality and robotics”
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Title: “Mel Slater's Presence Blog: In the Presence of a Rat”
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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 10 Nov 2012 at 01:05 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Engadget
Title: “Proportional VR experiment shrinks man down to rat size, lets us play games with rodents -- Engadget”
http://www.engadget.com/2...


Publication: Laser Focus World
Title: “Telepresence to go microscopic? - Laser Focus World”
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Publication: The Verge
Title: “Humans and rats interact in virtual reality 'beaming' experiment | The Verge”
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