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1 September 1990 Head-coupled remote stereoscopic camera system for telepresence applications
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Proceedings Volume 1256, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications; (1990)
Event: Electronic Imaging: Advanced Devices and Systems, 1990, Santa Clara, CA, United States
The Virtual Environment Workstation Project (VIEW) at NASA's Ames Research Center has developed a remotely controlled stereoscopic camera system that can be used for telepresence research and as a tool to develop and evaluate configurations for head-coupled visual systems associated with space station telerobots and remote manipulation robotic arms. The prototype camera system consists of two lightweight CCD video cameras mounted on a computer controlled platform that provides real-time pan, tilt, and roll control of the camera system in coordination with head position transmitted from the user. This paper provides an overall system description focused on the design and implementation of the camera and platform hardware configuration and the development of control software. Results of preliminary performance evaluations are reported with emphasis on engineering and mechanical design issues and discussion of related psychophysiological effects and objectives.
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Mark T. Bolas and Scott S. Fisher "Head-coupled remote stereoscopic camera system for telepresence applications", Proc. SPIE 1256, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications, (1 September 1990);


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