ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE

A tech innovation. The centre's marketing team wanted to proceed, but ran into financing issues.

 

 

 

 
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THE PROPOSAL

We adapt existing mobile telepresence technology into puppet-sized "Walkin' Talkin' Avatars", enablling a remotely controlled, physical presence inside the centre. 

This allows people from Canada and around the world to visit the centre 24/7, hug each other with little arms, chat, interact with exhibits and meet 'real' friends from Toronto.

Here's how we would produce Walkin' Talkin' Avatars:

 

 
 
Mobile Telepresence robots (already used in offices), are made smaller, given oval-shaped screens and software that face-crops incoming video. The units are covered in a variety of fun, waterproof, replaceable costumes.    

Mobile Telepresence robots (already used in offices), are made smaller, given oval-shaped screens and software that face-crops incoming video.

The units are covered in a variety of fun, waterproof, replaceable costumes.

 

 

 
 
EXAMPLE EXPERIENCE:   Six friends from around the world log on at ontariosciencecentre.ca for their scheduled 30 minute experience. Six of the centre's Walkin' Talkin' Avatars come to life. As the group has pre-arranged a guide, they're allowed outside for a stroll...

EXAMPLE EXPERIENCE:
 
Six friends from around the world log on at ontariosciencecentre.ca for their scheduled 30 minute experience.

Six of the centre's Walkin' Talkin' Avatars come to life.

As the group has pre-arranged a guide, they're allowed outside for a stroll...

 ... to the nearby hospital, where they comfort a friend who's had an accident while traveling.  

 ... to the nearby hospital, where they comfort a friend who's had an accident while traveling.

 

 
 
Later the friends edit and share their adventure, which is recorded by all six Walkin' Talkin' Avatars.  Ontario Science Centre and Toronto become known for having the world's most fun and futuristic visitor arrangements.  

Later the friends edit and share their adventure, which is recorded by all six Walkin' Talkin' Avatars. 

Ontario Science Centre and Toronto become known for having the world's most fun and futuristic visitor arrangements.

 

 
 
 "Meet friends from all over the world, 24/7 at Ontario Science Centre."      

 "Meet friends from all over the world, 24/7 at Ontario Science Centre."