Antonia Pérez Arias

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In this contribution we present the results of a pilot study in which an Extended Range Telepresence System is used to calibrate parameters of a pedestrian model for simulation. The parameters control a model element that is intended to make simulated agents walk in the direction of the estimated smallest remaining travel time. We use this to, first, show(More)
In this paper, we present a novel use of haptic information in extended range telepresence, the wide-area haptic guidance. It consists of force and position signals applied to the user's hand in order to improve safety, accuracy, and speed in some telepresent tasks. Wide-area haptic guidance assists the user in reaching a desired position in a remote(More)
A novel haptic interface for extended range telepresence is presented that allows the user simultaneous wide area motion and haptic interaction in remote environments. To achieve an extended workspace, the haptic interface consists of a haptic manipulator for precise haptic rendering and a large portal carrier system that enlarges the workspace by(More)
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 user's pose (position and orientation) is necessary to perform a body-centered scene rendering. Visual and acoustic feedback is(More)
A combination of a telepresence system and a microscopic traffic simu-lator is introduced. It is evaluated using a hotel evacuation scenario. Four different kinds of supporting information are compared, standard exit signs, floor plans with indicated exit routes, guiding lines on the floor and simulated agents leading the way. The results indicate that(More)
This paper presents the control concept of a semi-mobile haptic interface for extended range telepresence that enables the user to explore spatially unrestricted target environments even from a small user environment. The semi-mobile haptic interface consists of a haptic manipulator mounted on a large grounded Cartesian robot, the prepositioning unit. The(More)
In this contribution, we propose a new framework to evaluate pedestrian simulations by using Extended Range Telepresence. Telepresence is used as a virtual reality walking simulator, which provides the user with a realistic impression of being present and walking in a virtual environment that is much larger than the real physical environment, in which the(More)
In this work, we propose a plenhaptic guidance function that systematically describes the haptic information for guiding the user in the target environment. The plenhaptic guidance function defines the strength of the guidance at any position in space, at any direction, and at any time, and takes the geometry of the target environment as well as all(More)
This paper presents a novel framework for combining traffic simulations and extended range telepresence. The real user's position data can thus be used for validation and calibration of models of pedestrian dynamics, while the user experiences a high degree of immersion by interacting with agents in realistic simulations.
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