An actuated physical puppet as an input device for controlling a digital manikin

Wataru Yoshizaki, Yuta Sugiura, Albert C. Chiou, Sunao Hashimoto, Masahiko Inami, Takeo Igarashi, Yoshiaki Akazawa, Katsuaki Kawachi, Satoshi Kagami, Masaaki Mochimaru

研究成果: Conference contribution

32 被引用数 (Scopus)


We present an actuated handheld puppet system for controlling the posture of a virtual character. Physical puppet devices have been used in the past to intuitively control character posture. In our research, an actuator is added to each joint of such an input device to provide physical feedback to the user. This enhancement offers many benefits. First, the user can upload pre-defined postures to the device to save time. Second, the system is capable of dynamically adjusting joint stiffness to counteract gravity, while allowing control to be maintained with relatively little force. Third, the system supports natural human body behaviors, such as whole-body reaching and joint coupling. This paper describes the user interface and implementation of the proposed technique and reports the results of expert evaluation. We also conducted two user studies to evaluate the effectiveness of our method.

ホスト出版物のタイトルCHI 2011 - 29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts
出版社Association for Computing Machinery
出版ステータスPublished - 2011


名前Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • ソフトウェア
  • 人間とコンピュータの相互作用
  • コンピュータ グラフィックスおよびコンピュータ支援設計


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