A Cost-Effective Immersive Telexistence Platform for Generic Telemanipulation Tasks

Reem Al-Remaihi, Aisha Al-Raeesi, Reem Al-Kubaisi, Mohammed Al-Sada*, Tatsuo Nakajima, Osama Halabi

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Robots are expected to become an essential part in tackling the global corona virus pandemic. However, acquiring robotic technology in economically-challenged nations is very difficult for a variety of factors. This work aims at developing a low-cost Telexistence systems that can be used for remote manipulation. We propose a system comprising components on the local site, which comprise a commonly available VR headset, a tracking system and a 3D-printed haptic exoskeleton. The remote site comprises a small robot arm. We discuss the implementation specifics of our approach. We evaluated our system by comparing usability and performance in two tasks while using the VR headset and a monitor. Users were able to complete the two tasks successfully with our system. Moreover, results show superiority of the VR headset, however, the screen also show promising results, and thereby offer a cheaper deployment option.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI International 2021 - Late Breaking Papers
Subtitle of host publicationMultimodality, eXtended Reality, and Artificial Intelligence - 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021, Proceedings
EditorsConstantine Stephanidis, Masaaki Kurosu, Jessie Y.C. Chen, Gino Fragomeni, Norbert Streitz, Shin’ichi Konomi, Helmut Degen, Stavroula Ntoa
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages197-208
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030909628
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event23rd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 2021 Jul 242021 Jul 29

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13095 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period21/7/2421/7/29

Keywords

  • Haptics
  • HRI
  • Teleoperation
  • Telexistence
  • VR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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