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Towards Object Based Manipulation in Remote Guidance


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Works In Progress TalksH2-02 Hetzel Building Main Lecture Theatre04 Oct, 2013 01:30 PM04 Oct, 2013 03:30 PM
Dulitha Ranatunga
Matt Adcock
David Feng
Bruce Thomas
This paper presents a method for using object based manipulation and spatial augmented reality for the purpose of remote guidance. Previous remote guidance methods have typically not made use of any semantic information about the physical properties of the environment and require the helper and worker to provide context. Our new prototype system introduces a level of abstraction to the remote expert, allowing them to directly specify the object movements required of a local worker. We use 3D tracking to create a hidden virtual reality scene, mirroring the real world, with which the remote expert interacts while viewing a camera feed of the physical workspace. The intended manipulations are then rendered to the local worker using Spatial Augmented Reality (SAR). We report on the implementation of a functional prototype that demonstrates an instance of this approach. We anticipate that techniques such as the one we present will allow more efficient collaborative remote guidance in a range of physical tasks.