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Friday, January 20, 2012

Telepresence Robot Navigation with Haptic Vision

Researcher at Toyohashi University of Technology’s Advanced Interdisciplinary Electric Research Center have developed a new robotic telepresence system that provide a high level of immersion through proprioceptive telepresence and tactile feedback. The developed interface allows the operator to use their body posture and gestures for controlling the mobile robot and at the same time to feel the remote object through tactile stimuli. The system called NAVIgoid consists of master wearable robot (ProInterface with head mounted display) and intelligent mobile robot (mobile platform, stereo cameras, and laser range finders).

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