The IEEE Telepresence Committee has put together the following lists of resources for learning more about the topic of telepresence and telepresence technologies.


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2022 IEEE Future Directions Symposium on Telepresence

2022 IEEE Future Directions Symposium on Telepresence9-10 November 2022 | Virtual Event

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2021 IEEE Future Directions Workshop: The Future of Telepresence

ieee telepresence small11-3 November 2021 | Virtual Event

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The IEEE Future of Telepresence workshop is an opportunity to look at the big picture and seek understanding of the details of addressing a long-held goal of technical communities: to permit human beings to bring their talent, skill, and expertise to bear on complex problems from a distance.


The workshop sets its focus on teleoperations and important functional considerations like sensor selection, sensitivity, and fidelity, or fixed vs. mobile systems. Overall, this effort aims to accelerate the missing technology components and encourage integrated telepresence systems.


Books on Telepresence


2020-Non-Fiction: Hava Aldouby (ed.) Shifting Interfaces
An Anthology of Presence, Empathy, and Agency in 21st-Century Media Arts

2017- Non-fiction: Here/There Telepresence, Touch, and Art at the Interface

2014-Non-fiction, Susumu Tach, Telexistence

2010-Non-fiction,Chreyl Bracken; Paul Skalski (eds.),Immersed in Media
Telepresense BioArt
2005-Non-fiction, Eduardo Kac,Telepresence & Bio Art





1999-Non-Fiction,  P.J. Sheppard; G.R. Walker (eds.)Telepresence

1992-Non-Fiction, Thomas B.Sheridan,Telerobotics, Automation,and Human Supervisory Control

1969-Science-Fiction,Fred Saberhagen, Brother Assassin

1942-Science-Fiction, Robert A. Heinlein Waldo
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Telepresence: Actual and Virtual: Promises and Perils of Converging New Realities



Telepresence Journals


IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics







Telepresence Articles


Year Authors Title Location  
2015 I Rae; G Venolia; J C. Tang; D Molnar A Framework for Understanding and Designing Telepresence CSCW '15: Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing  
2007 Matthew Lombard, Matthew Jones Identifying the (Tele)Presence Literature PsychNology Journal, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 197 - 206  
2004 Kwan Min Lee  Presence, Explicated Communication Theory, Volume 14, Issue 1, 1 February 2004, Pages 27–50  
2004  E. Oyama, A. Agah, S. Tachi Robots for Telexistence and Telepresence : from Science Fiction to Reality Intl. Conf. on Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT)  
1998 John V. Draper, David B. Kaber, John M. Usher Telepresence  
1997 Matthew Lombard, Theresa Ditton At the Heart of It All: The Concept of Presence Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Volume 3, Issue 2, 1 September 1997,  
1992 Thomas B. Sheridan Musings on Telepresence and Virtual Presence Presence Vol. 1, Iss. 1  
1988 D. Hagner; J.G. Webster Telepresence for touch and proprioception in teleoperator systems IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics  
1980 Marvin Minsky Telepresence