GhostGlove: haptic existence of the virtual world.
ABSTRACT IncreTable is a tabletop game inspired by the Incredible Machine. It provides a multi-modal interaction based on a bi-directional projection tabletop, digital pens, a depth camera, and custom-made physical objects, while attracting users for an active ...
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ABSTRACT: Telexistence is fundamentally a concept named for the general technology that enables a human being to have a real-time sensation of being at a place other than where he actually exist, and to interact with the remote environment [Tachi et al. 1990]. We have achieved human-like neck movements to visually interact with a remote object in dimensional space through previous versions of TELESAR [Watanabe et al. 2007]. We introduce "TELESAR V" which maps a user's spinal neck, head and arm movements into a dexterous slave robot and allowing the operator to feel the robot's body as his own body through visual, auditory, kinesthetic and fingertip tactile [Sato et al. 2007] sensation. With TELESAR V, operator can perform teleoperations confidently with no prior practise.
Conference Paper: Development of aerial-input and aerial-tactile-feedback system[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: A system is proposed which enables users not only to operate computers by moving their hands in mid-air but also to feel touch feedback on their hands. The system consists of a PC, a markerless hand-tracker for input, and a non-contact tactile display for feedback. The tactile display utilizes ultrasound to produce tactile stimulation from a distance. It is based on a nonlinear phenomenon of ultrasound (acoustic radiation pressure) and the phased array focusing technique. The principles are described and the prototype system is introduced.World Haptics Conference (WHC), 2011 IEEE; 07/2011
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ABSTRACT: This paper focuses on design of a dexterous anthropomorphic robot where the operator can perceive the transferring bodily consciousness to the slave robot during a tele-operation. Accordingly, we propose a telexistence surrogate anthropomorphic robot called “TELESAR V”, which was designed and constructed by development of the following: a 52 DOF slave robot with a torso, upper limbs, hands and head to model the operator's posture on all parts of the upper body and maintain a 6 DOF accuracy in arm endpoint; a HD Head mounted display with 6 DOF point of view accuracy for wide angle stereovision; and a mechanism for sensing and reproducing fingertip haptic and thermal sensation. This paper describes the development of the TELESAR V system, where the effectiveness has been verified through functional experiments.Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on; 01/2012