The Company

Telepresence Research was a California Corporation devoted to the design and development of virtual environment and remote presence technologies and applications. The company's basic goal was to create compelling immersive experiences in remote or synthesized environments. Its primary objectives were:

The Founders

Scott Fisher, the co- founder and managing director of Telepresence Research until 1998, is well recognized for his work as director of the Virtual Environment Workstation (VIEW) Project at NASA's Ames Research Center where, from 1985 to 1990, he initiated and directed the development of many key technologies including head-coupled displays, data-gloves, and 3-D audio technology. Prior to that, Mr. Fisher served as Research Scientist with the Atari Corporation, and provided consulting services for many other corporations in the areas of spatial imaging and interactive display technology. His work has been recognized internationally in numerous invited presentations, professional publications and by the popular media. In addition, his stereoscopic imagery and artwork has been exhibited in the US, Europe and Japan.

Brenda Laurel, was co-founder and also Managing Director of Telepresence Research from 1990 to 1991.


The Markets

There are three primary markets for Telepresence Research:

The Products

The products that Telepresence Research offered included: consulting and prototype services, technology development, and integrated installations. Development was focused on five application areas: entertainment, learning and exploration, training and simulation, scientific visualization, and remote presence.

The Telepresence Alliance

Telepresence Research  formed strategic alliances with internationally recognized providers in key areas of telepresence technology and design, and also drew on a team of scientists, artists, and researchers to provide the best possible resources. State-of-the-art development and demonstration facilities were located in Beverly Hills and in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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