In 2015, I was awarded a prestiguous fellowship from the Australian Research Council, called Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA). The project is entitled "In-person tele-presence: Next generation tele-presence through hybrid camera networks". It aims at novel theories and algorithms for live capturing of accurate dense 3D models of moving subjects based on hybrid camera networks. The latter consist of a mix of static external RGB-D cameras and a dynamic head-mounted regular camera. The envisaged outcomes are dense, non-rigid, and collaborative structure-from-motion theories, as well as a working prototype producing live fullbody animations leveraging new applications in the IT industry. Highly strategically relevant examples are given by 3D tele-presence, enhanced tele-operation, robotics, and intelligent transportation systems.