Antonin Cheymol

Virtual Reality PhD Student

Hi! I'm a 3rd year PhD student at Inria Rennes, Hybrid Team, studying virtual reality (VR) under the supervision of Dr. Ferran Argelaguet, Dr. Jean-Marie Normand, Dr. Anatole Lecuyer and Dr. Rebecca Fribourg. I also hold a Master in HCI obtained at University Paris-Saclay in 2020.

My research focuses on understanding, improving and leveraging the perceptual factors of VR experiences. I'm particularly interested in the opportunity offered by VR to alter one's appearance, in order to augment users' experience and interactions.

I also had the opportunity to stay at different universities to conduct VR research works: the University of Tokyo (2020-2021, Cyber Interface lab), Korea University (2021, Media lab), and the University of Chicago (2023, Human Computer Integration lab).

📝 Resume


Mixed Reality, Human perception, UI/UX Design.


📄 Publications Google Scholar Profile

Long Papers

Beyond my Real Body: Characterization, Impacts, Applications and Perspectives of “Dissimilar” Avatars in Virtual Reality (2023)
Antonin Cheymol, Rebecca Fribourg, Anatole Lécuyer, Ferran Argelaguet.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG).

Paper Presentation Video

Studying the Role of Self and External Touch in the Appropriation of Dysmorphic Hands (2022)
Antonin Cheymol, Rebecca Fribourg, Nami Ogawa, Anatole Lécuyer, Yutaro Hirao, Takuji Narumi, Ferran Argelaguet, Jean-Marie Normand.
In IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality 2022 (ISMAR 2022).

Paper Presentation Video

Increasing the Perceived Speed of Dynamic Handheld Shape Displays through Visuo-Haptic Illusions (2022)
Antonin Cheymol, Yutaro Hirao, Shigeo Yoshida, and Hideaki Kuzuoka.
In Augmented Humans 2022 (AHs 2022).

🏆 Best Paper Award

Paper Presentation Video

Short Papers

The Rubber Slider Metaphor: Visualisation of Temporal and Geolocated Data (2022)
Antonin Cheymol, Gwendal Fouché, Lysa Gramoli, Yutaro Hirao, Emilie Hummel, Maé Mavromatis, Yann Moullec, Ferran Argelaguet, and Florian Nouviale. In IEEE VR 3DUI Contest.

🥉 Top 3 IEEE VR 3DUI Contest 2022


👨🏻‍🎓 Education

2021 - 2024:

PhD studying Body-based interactions in Mixed Reality - Inria Rennes, Hybrid team


2018 - 2020:

Master in Human Computer Interaction - Université Paris-Saclay

(Received with highest honors)

2015 - 2018:

Bachelor in Computer Sciences - Université Paris-Saclay

(Received with honors)

👩🏻‍💻 Demos

Touching My Transformed Body (Laval Virtual Demo)
This video showcases my contribution to Inria Rennes's Hybrid research team's demo at the VR exhibition, Laval Virtual 2023.
In the demo, users can experience touching their own virtual hand after its shape was modified (e.g. a giant hand or a hand with longer fingers). The tactile sensations are kept coherent, despite the unmatching virtual-real body proportions, using hand-reposition algorithms. It is also possible for users to directly modify the shape of their fingers, by directly pulling on them.


AR Aquarium (Master Project)
AR Aquarium is a master project I developed with Adrien Chaffengeon in 2020.
Our goal was to create an AR aquarium that could be projected on any surface (initially envisioned to be projected on water) for users to contemplate, the same way they would do with a real aquarium. Users also have various options to directly interact with the aquarium (e.g., feeding the fish, dropping a new one or adding a cliff), using physical props (e.g., a shovel).


🔬 Other Research Experiences


● 6 months internship at Human Computer Integration Lab, The University of Chicago, USA

Supervised by Dr. Pedro Lopes


● 6 months internship at Media Lab, Korea University, Republic of Korea

Supervised by Pr. JungHyun Han


● 1 year internship student at Cyber Interface Lab, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Supervised by Pr. Hideaki Kuzuoka


● 3 months internship at Team CPU, LIMSI, France

Supervised by Dr. Brian Ravenet


● Research work during one month at team Ex)Situ, LRI, France

Supervised by Dr. Cédric Fleury


● 3 months internship attraction team AMI, LIMSI, France

Supervised by Dr. Jules Françoise