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A remote instruction system empowered by tightly shared haptic sensation
Author(s): Hiroaki Nishino; Akira Yamaguchi; Tsuneo Kagawa; Kouichi Utsumiya
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Paper Abstract

We present a system to realize an on-line instruction environment among physically separated participants based on a multi-modal communication strategy. In addition to visual and acoustic information, commonly used communication modalities in network environments, our system provides a haptic channel to intuitively conveying partners' sense of touch. The human touch sensation, however, is very sensitive for delays and jitters in the networked virtual reality (NVR) systems. Therefore, a method to compensate for such negative factors needs to be provided. We show an NVR architecture to implement a basic framework that can be shared by various applications and effectively deals with the problems. We take a hybrid approach to implement both data consistency by client-server and scalability by peer-to-peer models. As an application system built on the proposed architecture, a remote instruction system targeted at teaching handwritten characters and line patterns on a Korea-Japan high-speed research network also is mentioned.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6777, Multimedia Systems and Applications X, 67770W (10 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.740908
Show Author Affiliations
Hiroaki Nishino, Oita Univ. (Japan)
Akira Yamaguchi, Oita Univ. (Japan)
Tsuneo Kagawa, Oita Univ. (Japan)
Kouichi Utsumiya, Oita Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6777:
Multimedia Systems and Applications X
Susanto Rahardja; JongWon Kim; Jiebo Luo, Editor(s)

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