Improving robot teleoperation experience via immersive interfaces

Luis Almeida, Paulo Menezes, Jorge Dias

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This paper investigates approaches capable of inducing sensations of tele-presence in robotic tele-operations. Operator's control actions are simpler, if he feels being in the remote environment. The goal is to replicate some conditions of the remote environment to let operator's perception behaviours approximate to the natural ones. Since immersion aims at providing stimulus to trick the sensory system, we pursue a consistency between outside sensory feedbacks and inside sensory proprioceptive, vestibular information and cognitive models. Seeking operations enhancement, we explore the embodiment concept by virtually place the operator inside the robot. This research develops and evaluates natural-based interfaces for immersive tele-operation. The results indicate a decrease in cognitive workload with gains in task performance.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2017 4th Experiment at International Conference
Subtitle of host publicationOnline Experimentation, 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538608104
StatePublished - 18 Jul 2017
Event4th Experiment at International Conference, 2017 - Faro, Portugal
Duration: 6 Jun 20178 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2017 4th Experiment at International Conference: Online Experimentation, 2017


Conference4th Experiment at International Conference, 2017


  • embodiment
  • human robot interaction
  • immersion
  • task performance evaluation
  • teleoperation
  • telepresence


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