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 Jan 1
Event23rd International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, ICAT 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2013 Dec 112013 Dec 13

Publication series

NameProceedings of 23rd International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, ICAT 2013

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] (Proceedings of 23rd International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, ICAT 2013). IEEE Computer Society.