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
Received:December 18, 1996Accepted:January 24, 1997Published:June 20, 1997
Keywords:Tele-existence, Telepresence, Design principle, Visual display, Virtual reality
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.
Cite this article as:S. Tachi and H. Arai, “Design and Evaluation of a Visual Display with a Sensation of Presence in Tele-existence System,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.9 No.3, pp. 220-230, 1997.Data files: