Symmetric model of remote collaborative MR using tangible replicas

Shun Yamamoto, Hidekazu Tamaki, Yuta Okajima, Yuichi Bannai, Kenichi Okada

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Research into collaborative mixed reality (MR) or augmented reality has recently been active. Previous studies showed that MR was preferred for collocated collaboration while immersive virtual reality was preferred for remote collaboration. The main reason for this preference is that the physical object in remote space cannot be handled directly. However, MR using tangible objects is still attractive for remote collaborative systems, because MR enables seamless interaction with real objects enhanced by virtual information with the sense of touch. Here we introduce "tangible replicas"(dual objects that have the same shape, size, and surface), and propose a symmetrical model for remote collaborative MR. The result of experiments shows that pointing and drawing functions on the tangible replica work well despite limited shared information.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Virtual Reality 2008, VR
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Virtual Reality 2008, VR - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: 2008 Mar 82008 Mar 12

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Virtual Reality


OtherIEEE Virtual Reality 2008, VR
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityReno, NV


  • Collaborative interaction
  • Mixed reality
  • Remote collaboration
  • Usability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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