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Stereoscopic video system with embedded high spatial resolution images using two channels for transmission.

DOI: 10.1145/505008.505028 Conference: Proceedings of the ACM symposium on Virtual reality software and technology
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ABSTRACT Teleoperation requires both wide vision to recognize a whole workspace and fine vision to recognize the precise structure of objects which an operator wants to see. In order to achieve high operational efficiency in teleoperation, we have developed the Q stereoscopic video system which is constructed of four sets of video cameras and monitors. It requires four video channels to transmit video signals. However, four channels are not always available for a video system because of the limitation of the number of radio channels when multiple systems are used at the same time. Therefore we have tried to reduce the number of channels on this system by sending images from the right and left cameras alternately by field. In experiment 1, we compared the acuity of depth perception under three kinds of stereoscopic video systems, the original Q stereoscopic video system, the Q stereoscopic video system with two channel transmission, and the conventional stereoscopic video system. As the result of the experiment, the original Q stereoscopic video system enabled us to perceive depth most precisely, the Q stereoscopic video system with two channel transmission less so, and the conventional stereoscopic video system even less. In experiment 2, we compared the Q stereoscopic video system with two channel transmission to the original Q stereoscopic video system. The result showed that the operators were able to work more efficiently under the original Q stereoscopic video system than under the Q stereoscopic video system with two channel transmissions. In experiment 3, we compared the Q stereoscopic video system with two channel transmission to the conventional stereoscopic video system. It was found out in this study that the new stereoscopic video system we developed enabled operators to work more efficiently and to perceive depth more precisely than the conventional stereoscopic video system, although the number of channels for image transmission of this system was equal to that of the conventional stereoscopic video system.

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