Design and Evaluation of a Visual Display with a Sensation of Presence in Tele-existence System
Susumu Tachi and Hirohiko Arai
Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113, Japan
If is quite desirable for an operator at the remote controls to have a real-time sensation of presence as if he or she were in the remote anthropomorphic robot and to be able to maneuver it dexterously. This concept is called TELE-EXISTENCE. Realization of a visual display with a sensation of presence is one of the most important elements of this tele-existence. In this paper a method is proposed to realize a tele-existence display and its design procedure is explicitly defined. Experimental display hardware was made, and the feasibility of the visual display with a sensation of presence was demonstrated by psychophysical experiments using the test hardware.