Utilization of the Oculus Rift HMD in Mobile Robot Teleoperation


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This paper mentions some problems related to utilization of a head-mounted display (HMD) for remote control of mobile robots by a human operator and also presents a possible solution. Considered is specifically the new HMD device called Oculus Rift, which is a very interesting device because of its great parameters and low price. The device is described in the beginning, together with some of the specific principles of the Oculus 3D display. Then follows the design of a new graphical user interface for teleoperation, with main focus on visualization of stereoscopic images from robot cameras. Demonstrated is also a way how to display additional data and information to the operator. The overall aim is to create a comfortable and highly effective interface suitable both for exploration and manipulation tasks in mobile robotics.



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Adrian Olaru




T. Kot and P. Novák, "Utilization of the Oculus Rift HMD in Mobile Robot Teleoperation", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 555, pp. 199-208, 2014

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June 2014




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