Prior to starting my PhD., I joined Project Moonshot
, funded by the Japanese Government, which is a research initiative
that aims to realize a cybernetically intertwined future for Japan. This incorporates avatars and technology to allow people to be in multiple places at once, share experiences and bodies with others, and transcend physio-cultural limitations through assistive design.Parallel Ping-Pong
is a project that enables a single user to inhabit multiple robot avatars to play two games simultaneously. My role in this project was to design an automatic switching algorithm that would help users transition between their bodies, as well as integrating a realtime 3D Point Cloud view from within an HMD, and an expressive LED system for spectator understanding. The project went on to receive "Best Demonstration Award" at SIGGRAPH ASIA 2021, and "Honorable Mention" at Augmention Humans '22.