Augmented Multi-party Interaction with Distance Access


Technologies for remote group collaboration are in common use, and improving all the time. However, current video and telephone conferencing technology is an impoverished medium of communication compared with face-to-face meetings. The AMIDA project builds on the AMI project (IST FP6-506811, to design and implement technologies that recognize and overcome the communication difficulties that groups face. The vision is of a remote meeting assistant that can understand what is happening well enough to tell someone when topics of interest come up, brief them on what has happened so far, and help them cope with poor connections.

IDIAP Research Institute, CH; German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI); International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), Berkeley/CA; Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO); CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia; University of Edinburgh, UK; Sheffield University, UK; Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic; Technische Universität München, Germany; University of Twente, The Netherlands; Philips Consumer Electronics BV; ERCIM/W3C

36 months, from October 2006 - September 2009

ERCIM's role:
ERCIM/W3C contractor

Funding Agencies:
European Commission
EC funding: €9,948,218