Fusion: Full Body Surrogacy for Collaborative Communication

Mhd Yamen Saraiji, Tomoya Sasaki, Reo Matsumura, Kouta Minamizawa, Masahiko Inami

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Abstract

Effective communication is a key factor in social and professional contexts which involve sharing the skills and actions of more than one person. This research proposes a novel system to enable full body sharing over a remotely operated wearable system, allowing one person to dive into someone's else body. "Fusion"enables body surrogacy by sharing the same point of view of two-person: A surrogate and an operator, and it extends the limbs mobility and actions of the operator using two robotic arms mounted on the surrogate body. These arms can be used independently of the surrogate arms for collaborative scenarios or can be linked to surrogate's arms to be used in remote assisting and supporting scenarios. Using Fusion, we realize three levels of bodily driven communication: Direct, Enforced, and Induced. We demonstrate through this system the possibilities of truly embodying and transferring our body actions from one person to another, realizing true body communication.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM SIGGRAPH 2018 Emerging Technologies, SIGGRAPH 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Print)9781450358101
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 12
EventACM SIGGRAPH 2018 Emerging Technologies - International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2018 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2018 Aug 122018 Aug 16

Publication series

NameACM SIGGRAPH 2018 Emerging Technologies, SIGGRAPH 2018
Volume2018-January

Conference

ConferenceACM SIGGRAPH 2018 Emerging Technologies - International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 2018
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver
Period18/8/1218/8/16

Keywords

  • Body Scheme Alternation
  • Collaborative Systems
  • Surrogacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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