Meet the XR4DRAMA Consortium (V): Leo Wanner and UPF

ICREA Research Professor Leo Wanner leads at team of NLP specialists at Pompeu Fabra University

In this series of blog interviews, we further introduce the people and organizations behind XR4DRAMA by asking them about their work and their particular interest in the project. Our sixth interview partner is Leo Wanner of UPF-TALN, the widely acclaimed group of natural language processing specialists at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.

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XR4DRAMA: Technical Achievements So Far

Wow. We’ve already completed more than 50% of XR4DRAMA, and the week before Christmas 2021 saw us pass our first official review. So it’s actually a good time to give you a quick summary of all the tech we’ve been putting together and reflecting on – and to let you what’s coming next.

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Meet the XR4DRAMA Consortium (V): Rita Paradiso and Smartex

Rita Paradiso, Smartex’s Head of Research, browsing the company’s latest collection

In this series of blog interviews, we further introduce the people and organizations behind XR4DRAMA by asking them about their work and their particular interest in the project. Our fifth interview partner is Rita Paradiso of Smartex, an Italian manufacturer of smart, bio-sensing textiles.

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Which kind of XR for which kind of scenario?

So we’ve been experimenting with extended reality (XR) technology for disaster management and media planning for roughly a year now. We’ve been discussing use cases, building mock-ups, and creating prototype applications. A key question we’ve been coming back to again and again is this one:

Which kind of XR should we use for which scenario?

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Meet the XR4DRAMA Consortium (IV): Yash Shekhawat and Nurogrames

Yash Shekhawat, XR4DRAMA project lead for Nurogames

In this series of blog interviews, we further introduce the people and organizations behind XR4DRAMA by asking them about their work and their particular interest in the project. Our fourth interview partner is Yash Shekhawat of Nurogames, a German software house that specializes in game development and immersive media.

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