Sharing the Positional Relationship with the Bidirectional Telepresence Robots

Naoki Katayama, Tomoo Inoue, Hiroshi Shigeno

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Abstract

Collaborators are required to share a broad range of information in collaborative work. In physical spatial collaboration such as team dancing, theatrical performance, and team sport, one's behavior should be in accord with the partner's; the relative position in distance and in direction is critically important all the time even when moving. To realize remote physical spatial collaboration, achieving the shared recognition of positional relationship is one of the key issues. In this paper, we propose a setup between two remote sites where each collaborator immerses in the other remote site by a telepresence robot situated in the other site. The telepresence robot is a wheeled platform with a camera attached at man's eye height. It moves in response to the remote user's position and orientation and enables the user to get the first-person view video through a head-mounted display. By using two telepresence robots from both sites, both collaborators can recognize the partner being in front of him/her and can grasp the distance and the orientation of the partner in remote site. In the proposed setup, users can grasp the positional relationship as accurate and quick as the existing fixed views including the bird's-eye view.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 IEEE 22nd International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2018
EditorsJean-Paul Barthes, Haibin Zhu, Junzhou Luo, Weiming Shen, Jinghui Zhang, Fang Dong
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages564-569
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781538614822
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Sep 13
Event22nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2018 - Nanjing, China
Duration: 2018 May 92018 May 11

Other

Other22nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2018
CountryChina
CityNanjing
Period18/5/918/5/11

Keywords

  • physical collaboration
  • remote collaboration
  • spatial collaboration
  • telepresence robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Control and Optimization

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    Katayama, N., Inoue, T., & Shigeno, H. (2018). Sharing the Positional Relationship with the Bidirectional Telepresence Robots. In J-P. Barthes, H. Zhu, J. Luo, W. Shen, J. Zhang, & F. Dong (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE 22nd International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2018 (pp. 564-569). [8465391] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CSCWD.2018.8465391