The MOTUS lab is part of the University of Sydney, Australia's oldest and most respected University. The University of Sydney has one of the most impressive research agendas and teaching programs in the country. The MOTUS Lab is a proud member of the Digital Disruption Research Group . We believe in collaboration and the University has significant groups that the MOTUS Lab works alongside such as the Brain and Mind Centre and the Sydney Dementia Network, as well as one of the regions leading Human Centred Technology research groups in the IT School .
Great care is required in moving this technology into the community and organisations, and the MOTUS Lab is active in these Ethical debates, believing that an informed and educated population is key to the future.
Check out our TEDx Talk from Sydney
Our TEDx talk on digital humans.
What happens when we put a face on our devices, faces that can talk, interact and see us in real time? In this revealing talk, researcher Mike Seymour explores the impact that interactive photoreal digital faces will play in our lives.
Our sold out VIVD presentation:
Mummy, can I marry my Avatar?
Because we are hard-wired to respond to faces in uniquely positive ways, artificial realistic faces hold great promise for advancing human interaction with machines. Will it be long before we have conversational agents, such as Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri, with new believable “human” faces and expressions?
MeetMike at SIGGRAPH 2017 at the VR Village for real time Interactive CG Mike in VR.
Mike 'virtually' interviewed industry professionals over 4 days (9 hours of VR Digital interviews). This is a look behind the scenes.
Thanks to Epic Games, Wikihuman, 3Lateral, Cubic Motion, Tencent and Loom AI.
Visual Disruptors, at Epic Games, is hosted by Mike Seymour. It unwraps one of the most exciting developments in media and entertainment for decades: virtual production.
Each episode, Mike speaks with some of the brightest minds in the business, exploring how and why virtual production will change the industry forever.
Academy Award winner Mark Sagar provides a hands-on experience with BabyX, a photo-realistic, intelligent infant avatar - the result of a multi-year inter-disciplinary research project.
Albert "Skip" Rizzo from the University of Southern California provides a deep insight into the use of state-of-the-art Virtual Reality (VR) technology in his work with trauma patients, most notably young war veterans.
Here is our VIVID panel on Trust and Digital Humans. With Kai Riemer, Sandra Peters, Mike Seymour and renowned author Rachel Botsman.
Because we are hard-wired to respond to faces in uniquely positive ways, artificial realistic faces hold great promise for advancing human interaction with machines.
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