Virtual extensible tool interface for three-dimensional interaction with remote objects

Takabumi Watanabe, Shigeru Wesugi, Yoshiyuki Miwa

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Abstract

Many shared-space communication systems have been proposed which support bodily actions, such as eye gaze and instruction, among remote people. However, the method to share a three-dimensional bodily action in physical space with remote people has not been explored sufficiently. In this paper, we propose a novel method of a shared-space communication to support to bridge over remote two tabletops visually and to share bodily action among remote people. To achieve this aim, a video image of remote tabletop is required to be shared with each other. A display and an interface are also needed for reflecting a remote bodily action in a local space consistently. Consequently, the front screen, on which a video image of a remote space including a tabletop is projected to connect tableside visually, is installed aslope on a table. We developed also a Virtual Extensible Tool Interface which supports visual interactions including pointing to and touching a physical object in remote space by representing virtual extensive tool to a remote space. Experiments on bodily interactions between local and remote people demonstrated that the extensible tool interface can support bodily interactions with a remote partner including instructing to a remote physical object in three dimensions. Moreover, the results indicate clearly that the participants felt as if they were touching the remote table. Thus, our system possesses a potential to support a remote co-creative communication including a physical interaction through tools, and it is promising.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - RO-MAN 2006 - The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
Pages787-792
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
EventRO-MAN 2006 - The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication - Hatfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 2006 Sep 62006 Sep 8

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

Conference

ConferenceRO-MAN 2006 - The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityHatfield
Period06/9/606/9/8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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