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Autostereoscopic display technology in teleoperation applications
Author(s): Todd C. Touris; Jesse B. Eichenlaub; John O. Merritt
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Paper Abstract

Rapid development in imaging technology has made useful and affordable solutions possible for applications requiring operation and analysis of remote and virtual environments. Research in human and machine vision has shown the importance of stereopsis (depth perception) in the vision process. Empirical research also has shown the benefits of stereopsis in teleoperation tasks through the use of stereoscopic display technology. The practical value of this technology for real-world applications can be greatly improved through the use of unobtrusive autostereoscopic displays. This applied research explores the various applications of teleoperation, specifically those in which stereo vision is of critical importance. Investigation of stereoscopic imaging system requirements and properties helped identify areas which could potentially benefit from such a system. A testing site using a remotely operated underwater vehicle was used to perform empirical experiments to evaluate the performance benefits derived from the use of the autostereoscopic display. These results were used to define more formal experiments which were conducted. Ergonomic issues associated with the display were also explored through a subjective user survey.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1833, Telemanipulator Technology, (26 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.142105
Show Author Affiliations
Todd C. Touris, Dimension Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Jesse B. Eichenlaub, Dimension Technologies, Inc. (United States)
John O. Merritt, Interactive Technologies (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1833:
Telemanipulator Technology
Hari Das, Editor(s)

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