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On the Use of ROMOT—A RObotized 3D-MOvie Theatre—To Enhance Romantic Movie Scenes

Institute of Robotics and Information and Communication Technologies (IRTIC), Universitat de València, 46980 València, Spain
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Multimodal Technologies Interact. 2017, 1(2), 7;
Received: 9 January 2017 / Revised: 16 March 2017 / Accepted: 7 April 2017 / Published: 11 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Love and Sex with Robots)
In this paper, we introduce the use of ROMOT—a RObotic 3D-MOvie Theatre—to enhance love and sex movie scenes. ROMOT represents the next generation of movie theatres, where scenes are enhanced with multimodal content, also allowing audience interaction. ROMOT is highly versatile as it can support different setups, integrated hardware and content and, thus, it can be easily adapted to different groups and purposes. Regarding the setups, currently, ROMOT supports a traditional movie setup (including first-person movies), a mixed reality environment, a virtual reality interactive environment, and an augmented reality mirror-based scene. Regarding the integrated hardware, the system currently integrates a variety of devices and displays that allow audiences to see, hear, smell, touch, and feel the movement, all synchronized with the film experience. Finally, regarding to content, here we theorize about the use of ROMOT for romantic-related interactive movies. Though the work presented in this sense is rather speculative, it might open new avenues of research and for the film and other creative industries. View Full-Text
Keywords: multimodal; interaction; movie theatre; virtual reality; displays multimodal; interaction; movie theatre; virtual reality; displays
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Portalés, C.; Casas, S.; Vidal-González, M.; Fernández, M. On the Use of ROMOT—A RObotized 3D-MOvie Theatre—To Enhance Romantic Movie Scenes. Multimodal Technologies Interact. 2017, 1, 7.

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