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A Wearable System for the Wireless Experience of Extended Range Telepresence

Packi, Ferdinand; Pérez Arias, Antonia; Beutler, Frederik; Hanebeck, Uwe D.

Abstract:
Extended range telepresence aims at enabling a user to experience virtual or remote environments, taking his own body movements as an input to define walking speed and viewing direction. Therefore, localization and tracking of the users pose (position and orientation) is necessary to perform a body-centered scene rendering. Visual and acoustic feedback is provided to the user by a head mounted display (HMD). To allow for free movement within the user environment, the tracking system is supposed to be user-wearable and entirely wireless. Consequently, a lightweight design is presented fea- turing small dimensions to fit into a conventional 13"laptop backpack, which satisfies the above stated demands for highly immersive extended range telepresence scenarios. Dedicated embedded hardware combined with off-the-shelf components is employed to form a robust, low-cost telepresence system that can be easily installed in any living room.

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Volltext §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000035081
Originalveröffentlichung
DOI: 10.1109/IROS.2010.5649502
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Anthropomatik (IFA)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Jahr 2010
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 978-1-4244-6674-0
urn:nbn:de:swb:90-350811
KITopen-ID: 1000035081
Erschienen in Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2010), Taipei, Taiwan, October, 2010
Verlag IEEE, Piscataway
Seiten 5226-5231
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