Telepresence: Design, Implementation And Study Of An Hmd-Controlled Avatar With A Mechatronic Approach
This paper presents a solution for visual Telepresence, where an HMD is used to control the direction of a camera’s viewpoint, such that the HMD’s rotational coordinates are tracked by a mechanical avatar. The design and development of the avatar’s hardware and software follows a mechatronic approach, where a real time operating system (RTOS) is used in conjunction with a microcontroller for mechanical actuator control. Experimental results show that the design provides adequate head-tracking capabilities as a proof of concept for use in Telepresence applications.
Keywords—avatar, Head-mounted Display, head-tracking, Oculus Rift, Telepresence