A teleoperating interface for ground vehicles using autonomous flying cameras

Daniel Saakes, Vipul Choudhary, Daisuke Sakamoto, Masahiko Inami, Takeo Lgarashi

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Abstract

Navigating remote robots and providing awareness of the remote environment is essential in many teleoperated tasks. An external view on the remote robot, a bird's eye view, is thought to improve operator performance. In this paper we explore a novel design for providing such a third-person view for a ground vehicle using a dynamic, external camera mounted on a quadcopter. Compared to earlier methods that use 3D reconstruction to create third-person views, our approach comprises a true third-person view through a video feed. We so provide visually rich, live information to the operator. In an experiment simulating a search and rescue mission in a simplified environment, we compared our proposed design to a pole-mounted camera and to a traditional front-mounted camera. The third-person perspective provided by our flying camera and pole-mounted camera resulted in fewer collisions and more victims being located, compared to the front-mounted camera.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 23rd International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, ICAT 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages13-19
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9784904490112
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, ICAT 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2013 Dec 112013 Dec 13

Other

Other23rd International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, ICAT 2013
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period13/12/1113/12/13

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Keywords

  • H.1.2 [Information Systems]: Models and Principles - User/Machine systems
  • H.5.2 [Information Systems]: HCI-User Interfaces
  • I.2.9 [Computing Methodologies] Artificial Intelligence - Robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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Saakes, D., Choudhary, V., Sakamoto, D., Inami, M., & Lgarashi, T. (2013). A teleoperating interface for ground vehicles using autonomous flying cameras. In Proceedings of 23rd International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, ICAT 2013 (pp. 13-19). [6728900] IEEE Computer Society.

A teleoperating interface for ground vehicles using autonomous flying cameras. / Saakes, Daniel; Choudhary, Vipul; Sakamoto, Daisuke; Inami, Masahiko; Lgarashi, Takeo.

Proceedings of 23rd International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, ICAT 2013. IEEE Computer Society, 2013. p. 13-19 6728900.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Saakes, D, Choudhary, V, Sakamoto, D, Inami, M & Lgarashi, T 2013, A teleoperating interface for ground vehicles using autonomous flying cameras. in Proceedings of 23rd International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, ICAT 2013., 6728900, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 13-19, 23rd International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, ICAT 2013, Tokyo, Japan, 13/12/11.
Saakes D, Choudhary V, Sakamoto D, Inami M, Lgarashi T. A teleoperating interface for ground vehicles using autonomous flying cameras. In Proceedings of 23rd International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, ICAT 2013. IEEE Computer Society. 2013. p. 13-19. 6728900
Saakes, Daniel ; Choudhary, Vipul ; Sakamoto, Daisuke ; Inami, Masahiko ; Lgarashi, Takeo. / A teleoperating interface for ground vehicles using autonomous flying cameras. Proceedings of 23rd International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, ICAT 2013. IEEE Computer Society, 2013. pp. 13-19
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