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Experimental investigation of the relationship between subjective telepresence and performance in hand-eye tasks
Author(s): David W. Schloerb; Thomas B. Sheridan
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Paper Abstract

In this quantitative investigation of telepresence human test subjects performed a 2 dof manual task, similar to a Fitts task, and then responded to questions about the experience after each trial. The task involved using a position input device to manipulate a virtual object on a computer screen. The experimental arrangement made it possible to modify the relationship between what the subject's hand did and what his/her eyes saw. Three different control/sensory transformations were investigated: time delay, rotation, and linear scaling. The subject's responses were used as the basis for measuring the degree of subjective telepresence (equal to the probability that the human operator will detect the transformation). Subjects also made a direct subjective rating of the transformation in one experiment. Task time served as the measure of task performance. No general relationship between subjective telepresence and task performance was discovered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2351, Telemanipulator and Telepresence Technologies, (21 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.197333
Show Author Affiliations
David W. Schloerb, MIT Human-Machine Systems Lab. (United States)
Thomas B. Sheridan, MIT Human-Machine Systems Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2351:
Telemanipulator and Telepresence Technologies
Hari Das, Editor(s)

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