Time follower's vision: A teleoperation interface with past images

Maki Sugimoto, Georges Kagotani, Hideaki Nii, Naoji Shiroma, Masahiko Inami, Fumitoshi Matsuno

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Teleoperated rescue robots are intended for search-and-rescue missions within unknown disorderly regions. Available robots are equipped with egocentric cameras that are found to have limitations in extreme situations. Time Follower's Vision is a visual presentation system that captures a robotic vehicle's size, position, and environment, allowing even inexperieced operators to control it with ease. This is achieved by using a simple camera and presenting the captured image with a conventional display like a computer monitor. With exocentric viewpoint, the operator is not disoriented by the operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-63
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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