Effectiveness of Spatial Coherent Remote Drive Experience with a Telexistence Backhoe for Construction Sites

Charith Lasantha Fernando, M. H.D. Yamen Saraiji, Yoshio Seishu, Nobuo Kuriu, Kouta Minamizawa, Susumu Tachi

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Abstract

In this paper, a spatial coherent remote driving system was designed and implemented to operate a telexistence backhoe over a wireless network. Accordingly, we developed a 6 degrees of Freedom (DOF) slave robot that can mimic the human upper body movement; a cockpit with motion tracking system and a Head Mounted Display (HMD) where the operator was provided with a HD720p ultra low latency video and audio feedback from the remote backhoe, and a controller to manipulate the remote backhoe. Spatial coherent driving could help manipulating heavy machinery without any prior training and perform operations as if they were operating the machinery locally. Moreover, construction work could be performed uninterrupted (24/7) by operators remotely log-in from all over the world. This paper describes the design requirements of developing the telexistence backhoe followed by several field experiments carried out to verify the effectiveness of spatial coherent remote driving experience in construction sites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence and Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments, ICAT-EGVE 2015
EditorsMasataka Imura, Pablo Figueroa, Betty J. Mohler
PublisherEurographics Association
Pages69-75
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783905674842
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event25th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, ICAT 2015 and the 20h Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments, EGVE 2015 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2015 Oct 282015 Oct 30

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence and Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments, ICAT-EGVE 2015

Conference

Conference25th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, ICAT 2015 and the 20h Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments, EGVE 2015
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period15/10/2815/10/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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