Parallel Ping-Pong: Demonstrating Parallel Interaction through Multiple Bodies by a Single User

Kazuma Takada, Midori Kawaguchi, Yukiya Nakanishi, Akira Uehara, Mark Armstrong, Adrien Verhulst, Kouta Minamizawa, Shunichi Kasahara

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Abstract

We explore a "Parallel Interaction", where a user controls several bodies concurrently. To demonstrate this type of interaction we developed "Parallel Ping-Pong". The user plays ping-pong by controlling 2 robot arms with a Virtual Reality (VR) controller, and while looking from the viewpoint of one of the 2 robot arms with a Head Mounted Display (HMD). The HMD view switches between the 2 robot arms' viewpoints according to the ping-pong ball position and direction. To keep the sense of agency over the robot arms (hindered by the system latency), the robot arms calculate the balls' paths and position themselves to hit the balls back; all while integrating the controller motion. Throughout this demonstration, we investigate a real-life design of Parallel Interaction with multiple bodies by a single user.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Emerging Technologies, SA 2021
EditorsStephen N. Spencer
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450386852
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Dec 14
EventSIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Emerging Technologies - Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference - Asia, SA 2021 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2021 Dec 142021 Dec 17

Publication series

NameProceedings - SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Emerging Technologies, SA 2021

Conference

ConferenceSIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Emerging Technologies - Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference - Asia, SA 2021
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityTokyo
Period21/12/1421/12/17

Keywords

  • Embodiment
  • Parallel embodiment
  • Teleoperation
  • Virtual Reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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