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Membrane-mirror-based autostereoscopic display for tele-operation and teleprescence applications
Author(s): Stuart McKay; Gordon M. Mair; Steven Mason; Kenneth Revie
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Paper Abstract

An autostereoscopic display for telepresence and tele- operation applications has been developed at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. The research is a collaborative effort between the Imaging Group and the Transparent Telepresence Research Group, both based at Strathclyde. A key component of the display is the directional screen; a 1.2-m diameter Stretchable Membrane Mirror is currently used. This patented technology enables large diameter, small f No., mirrors to be produced at a fraction of the cost of conventional optics. Another key element of the present system is an anthropomorphic and anthropometric stereo camera sensor platform. Thus, in addition to mirror development, research areas include sensor platform design focused on sight, hearing, research areas include sensor platform design focused on sight, hearing, and smell, telecommunications, display systems for all visual, aural and other senses, tele-operation, and augmented reality. The sensor platform is located at the remote site and transmits live video to the home location. Applications for this technology are as diverse as they are numerous, ranging from bomb disposal and other hazardous environment applications to tele-conferencing, sales, education and entertainment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3957, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems VII, (3 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384443
Show Author Affiliations
Stuart McKay, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Gordon M. Mair, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Steven Mason, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Kenneth Revie, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3957:
Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems VII
John O. Merritt; Mark T. Bolas; Stephen A. Benton; Andrew J. Woods; Mark T. Bolas, Editor(s)

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