Unconstrained neck: Omnidirectional observation from an extra robotic neck

Lichao Shen, Yamen Saraji, Kai Steven Kunze, Kouta Minamizawa

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Abstract

Humans are born with physiological limitations in terms of the sensory and motor abilities. Due to the narrow range of motion of the neck and the small visual field of the eyes, the human visual sense is limited in terms of the spatial range.We address this visual limitation by proposing a programmable neck that can leverage the range of motion limits. Unconstrained Neck, a head-mounted robotic neck, is a substitution neck system which provides a wider range of motion enabling humans to overcome the physical constraints of the neck. Using this robotic neck, it is possible to control the visual/motor gain which allows the user to thus control the range and speed of his effective neck motion or visual motion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
VolumePart F134484
ISBN (Electronic)9781450354158
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 6
Event9th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2018 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2018 Feb 72018 Feb 9

Other

Other9th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2018
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period18/2/718/2/9

Keywords

  • Biomimetics
  • Human augmentation
  • Robotic neck
  • Vision expansion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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    Shen, L., Saraji, Y., Kunze, K. S., & Minamizawa, K. (2018). Unconstrained neck: Omnidirectional observation from an extra robotic neck. In Proceedings of the 9th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2018 (Vol. Part F134484). [a38] Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3174910.3174955