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Star Trek just got real: Hologram-like 3D telepod invented by Queen’s U professor

By May 4, 2012March 24th, 2020Newswires

By Robin Levinson

A Queen’s University professor has created a 3D telecommunication device reminiscent of the holodeck in Star Trek. The “telepods” allow two people to communicate with each other across distance as if they are standing face-to-face.

“Why Skype when you can talk to a life-size 3D holographic image of another person?” says professor Roel Vertegaal, director of the Human Media Lab.

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