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Title: 3-dimensional telepresence system for a robotic environment

Abstract

A telepresence system includes a camera pair remotely controlled by a control module affixed to an operator. The camera pair provides for three dimensional viewing and the control module, affixed to the operator, affords hands-free operation of the camera pair. In one embodiment, the control module is affixed to the head of the operator and an initial position is established. A triangulating device is provided to track the head movement of the operator relative to the initial position. A processor module receives input from the triangulating device to determine where the operator has moved relative to the initial position and moves the camera pair in response thereto. The movement of the camera pair is predetermined by a software map having a plurality of operation zones. Each zone therein corresponds to unique camera movement parameters such as speed of movement. Speed parameters include constant speed, or increasing or decreasing. Other parameters include pan, tilt, slide, raise or lowering of the cameras. Other user interface devices are provided to improve the three dimensional control capabilities of an operator in a local operating environment. Such other devices include a pair of visual display glasses, a microphone and a remote actuator. The pair ofmore » visual display glasses are provided to facilitate three dimensional viewing, hence depth perception. The microphone affords hands-free camera movement by utilizing voice commands. The actuator allows the operator to remotely control various robotic mechanisms in the remote operating environment.« less

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873383
Patent Number(s):
6148100
Assignee:
Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02B - OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
H - ELECTRICITY H04 - ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE H04N - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
3-dimensional; telepresence; robotic; environment; camera; pair; remotely; controlled; control; module; affixed; operator; provides; dimensional; viewing; affords; hands-free; operation; embodiment; head; initial; position; established; triangulating; device; provided; track; movement; relative; processor; receives; input; determine; moved; moves; response; thereto; predetermined; software; map; plurality; zones; zone; therein; corresponds; unique; parameters; speed; constant; increasing; decreasing; pan; tilt; slide; raise; lowering; cameras; user; interface; devices; improve; capabilities; local; operating; visual; display; glasses; microphone; remote; actuator; facilitate; hence; depth; perception; utilizing; voice; commands; allows; various; mechanisms; visual display; operating environment; receives input; constant speed; camera pair; remotely controlled; moved relative; control module; response thereto; remotely control; processor module; /382/318/348/700/

Citation Formats

Anderson, Matthew O, and McKay, Mark D. 3-dimensional telepresence system for a robotic environment. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Anderson, Matthew O, & McKay, Mark D. 3-dimensional telepresence system for a robotic environment. United States.
Anderson, Matthew O, and McKay, Mark D. Sat . "3-dimensional telepresence system for a robotic environment". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873383.
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abstractNote = {A telepresence system includes a camera pair remotely controlled by a control module affixed to an operator. The camera pair provides for three dimensional viewing and the control module, affixed to the operator, affords hands-free operation of the camera pair. In one embodiment, the control module is affixed to the head of the operator and an initial position is established. A triangulating device is provided to track the head movement of the operator relative to the initial position. A processor module receives input from the triangulating device to determine where the operator has moved relative to the initial position and moves the camera pair in response thereto. The movement of the camera pair is predetermined by a software map having a plurality of operation zones. Each zone therein corresponds to unique camera movement parameters such as speed of movement. Speed parameters include constant speed, or increasing or decreasing. Other parameters include pan, tilt, slide, raise or lowering of the cameras. Other user interface devices are provided to improve the three dimensional control capabilities of an operator in a local operating environment. Such other devices include a pair of visual display glasses, a microphone and a remote actuator. The pair of visual display glasses are provided to facilitate three dimensional viewing, hence depth perception. The microphone affords hands-free camera movement by utilizing voice commands. The actuator allows the operator to remotely control various robotic mechanisms in the remote operating environment.},
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