Towards avatar interaction and teleportation in virtual environments

This work focuses on the design and implementation of a virtual environment. This environment is intended to investigate avatar interaction as well as teleportation in virtual reality. Two teleportation methods are thereby implemented: gaze teleportation and automatic teleportation. In the gaze teleportation, the environment can further serve to explore gaze-based interaction. A gallery serves as a setting in which a virtual guide provides information about paintings. The interaction with the guide consists of giving speech or controller commands regarding the information about paintings. Furthermore, the environment can be customized in terms of its paintings and the possible positions to be teleported to. Overall, the environment serves as an extensible platform for research projects to study different topics in virtual reality. Using the environment as a template can save time in the required software development.