An actuated physical puppet as an input device for controlling a digital manikin

Wataru Yoshizaki, Yuta Sugiura, Albert C. Chiou, Sunao Hashimoto, Masahiko Inami, Takeo Igarashi, Yoshiaki Akazawa, Katsuaki Kawachi, Satoshi Kagami, Masaaki Mochimaru

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Abstract

We present an actuated handheld puppet system for controlling the posture of a virtual character. Physical puppet devices have been used in the past to intuitively control character posture. In our research, an actuator is added to each joint of such an input device to provide physical feedback to the user. This enhancement offers many benefits. First, the user can upload pre-defined postures to the device to save time. Second, the system is capable of dynamically adjusting joint stiffness to counteract gravity, while allowing control to be maintained with relatively little force. Third, the system supports natural human body behaviors, such as whole-body reaching and joint coupling. This paper describes the user interface and implementation of the proposed technique and reports the results of expert evaluation. We also conducted two user studies to evaluate the effectiveness of our method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Pages637-646
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 2011 May 72011 May 12

Other

Other29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period11/5/711/5/12

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User interfaces
Gravitation
Actuators
Stiffness
Feedback

Keywords

  • Force feedback
  • Input device
  • Posture
  • Robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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Yoshizaki, W., Sugiura, Y., Chiou, A. C., Hashimoto, S., Inami, M., Igarashi, T., ... Mochimaru, M. (2011). An actuated physical puppet as an input device for controlling a digital manikin. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings (pp. 637-646) https://doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979034

An actuated physical puppet as an input device for controlling a digital manikin. / Yoshizaki, Wataru; Sugiura, Yuta; Chiou, Albert C.; Hashimoto, Sunao; Inami, Masahiko; Igarashi, Takeo; Akazawa, Yoshiaki; Kawachi, Katsuaki; Kagami, Satoshi; Mochimaru, Masaaki.

Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. 2011. p. 637-646.

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

Yoshizaki, W, Sugiura, Y, Chiou, AC, Hashimoto, S, Inami, M, Igarashi, T, Akazawa, Y, Kawachi, K, Kagami, S & Mochimaru, M 2011, An actuated physical puppet as an input device for controlling a digital manikin. in Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. pp. 637-646, 29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 11/5/7. https://doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979034
Yoshizaki W, Sugiura Y, Chiou AC, Hashimoto S, Inami M, Igarashi T et al. An actuated physical puppet as an input device for controlling a digital manikin. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. 2011. p. 637-646 https://doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979034
Yoshizaki, Wataru ; Sugiura, Yuta ; Chiou, Albert C. ; Hashimoto, Sunao ; Inami, Masahiko ; Igarashi, Takeo ; Akazawa, Yoshiaki ; Kawachi, Katsuaki ; Kagami, Satoshi ; Mochimaru, Masaaki. / An actuated physical puppet as an input device for controlling a digital manikin. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. 2011. pp. 637-646
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