Experiment Assisting System with Local Augmented Body (EASY-LAB) for Subject Experiments under the COVID-19 Pandemic

Yukiko Iwasaki, Joi Oh, Takumi Handa, Ahmed A. Sereidi, Vitvasin Vimolmongkolporn, Fumihiro Kato, Hiroyasu Iwata

研究成果: Conference contribution

抄録

Since it is challenging to perceive space and objects with a video conferencing system, which communicates using only video and audio, there are difficulties in testing subjects in the COVID-19 pandemic. We propose the EASY-LAB system that allows an experimenter to perform observation and physical interaction with the subject even from a remote location actively. The proposed system displays the camera image on a HMD worn by the experimenter, which camera is mounted on a small 6 DOF robot arm end, allowing observation from an easy-to-see perspective. The experimenter can also instruct the subject using another robot arm with a laser pointer. The robot's joint angles are calculated by Inverse Kinematics from the experimenter's head movements, then reflected in the actual robot. Photon Unity Networking component was used for the synchronization process with remote locations. These devices are affordable, effortless to set up, and can be delivered to the subject's home. Finally, the proposed system was evaluated by four subjects, As a preliminary result, the mean pointing error was 1.1 cm, and the operation time was reduced by 60% compared with the conventional video conferencing system. This result indicated the EASY-LAB's capability, at least in tasks that require pointing and observation from various angles. The statistical study with more subjects will be conducted in the follow-up study.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルSpecial Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference Emerging Technologies, SIGGRAPH 2021
出版社Association for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN(電子版)9781450383646
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2021 8 5
イベントSpecial Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference: Emerging Technologies, SIGGRAPH 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
継続期間: 2021 8 92021 8 13

出版物シリーズ

名前Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference Emerging Technologies, SIGGRAPH 2021

Conference

ConferenceSpecial Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference: Emerging Technologies, SIGGRAPH 2021
国/地域United States
CityVirtual, Online
Period21/8/921/8/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • コンピュータ グラフィックスおよびコンピュータ支援設計
  • 人間とコンピュータの相互作用

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