TeleAdvisor is a novel solution designed to support remote assistance tasks in many real-world scenarios. It consists of a video camera and a small projector mounted at the end of a tele-operated robotic arm. This enables a remote helper to view and interact with the workers' workspace, while controlling the point of view. It also provides the worker with a… (More)
In the BEAMING project we have been extending the scope of collaborative mixed reality to include the representation of users in multiple modalities, including augmented reality, situated displays and robots. A single user (a visitor) uses a high-end virtual reality system (the transporter) to be virtually teleported to a real remote location (the… (More)
man for reviewing portions of this report and providing useful comments, and to Gary Ruskin and Susan Linn for their suggestions, but I accept the blame for any errors. My CSPI colleagues Benjamin Cohen, Bonnie Liebman, and Margo Wootan provided invaluable criticisms and suggestions during the preparation of Liquid Candy. My assistant, Jessica Emami,… (More)
In this paper we investigate user performance and user behavior, related to the issue of who controls the point of view in a remote assistance scenario. We describe an experiment that examined users completing two different tasks with the aid of a remote gesturing device under two conditions: when control of the camera and gesturing point of view was in the… (More)
BACKGROUND To date hydrocephalus researchers acknowledge the need for rigorous but utilitarian fluid mechanics understanding and methodologies in studying normal and hydrocephalic intracranial dynamics. Pressure volume models and electric circuit analogs introduced pressure into volume conservation; but control volume analysis enforces independent… (More)
Intelligent Environments most commonly take a physical form such as homes, offices, hotels, restaurants, shops, that are equipped with advanced networked computer based systems, which enable better or new lifestyles for people. However, Intelligent Environments can also take the form of virtual online spaces such as SecondLife, which can both mimic the real… (More)
In an ideal robotic telepresence system the visitor would perceive and be perceived as being fully present at a remote location. This can happen if the visitor has a first person experience of the destination location including full sensory stimulation, and if the people at the remote location would be able to naturally perceive and interact with the… (More)
We present some of the issues in the design of a mobile hypermedia system with display on PDAs.