Exploring perspective dependency in a shared body with virtual supernumerary robotic arms

Ryo Takizawa, Adrien Verhulst, Katie Seaborn, Masaaki Fukuoka, Atsushi Hiyama, Michiteru Kitazaki, Masahiko Inami, Maki Sugimoto

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Abstract

With advancements in robotics, systems featuring wearable robotic arms teleoperated by a third party are appearing. An important aspect of these systems is the visual feedback provided to the third party operator. This can be achieved by placing a wearable camera on the robotic arm's 'host', but such a setup makes the visual feedback dependent on the movements of the main body. Here we reproduced this view dependency in VR using a shared body. The 'host' shares their virtual body with the virtual Supernumerary Robotic Arms of the teleoperator. In our research, the two users perform two tasks: (i) a 'synchronization task' to improve their joint action performance and (ii) a 'building task' where they worked together to build a tower. In a user study, we evaluated the embodiment, workload, and performance of the teleoperator through the 'building task' with three different view dependency modes. We present some early outcomes as trends that might give directions for the future investigations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality, AIVR 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages25-32
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781728156040
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Dec
Event2nd IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality, AIVR 2019 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 2019 Dec 92019 Dec 11

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality, AIVR 2019

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality, AIVR 2019
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period19/12/919/12/11

Keywords

  • Shared body
  • Supernumerary Limbs
  • Third Arm
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Media Technology
  • Modelling and Simulation

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    Takizawa, R., Verhulst, A., Seaborn, K., Fukuoka, M., Hiyama, A., Kitazaki, M., Inami, M., & Sugimoto, M. (2019). Exploring perspective dependency in a shared body with virtual supernumerary robotic arms. In Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality, AIVR 2019 (pp. 25-32). [8942332] (Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality, AIVR 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/AIVR46125.2019.00014