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Application of Augmented Reality in Mobile Robot Teleoperation

  • Tomáš Kot
  • Petr Novák
  • Ján Babjak
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10756)

Abstract

The paper deals with the utilisation of augmented reality on the operator control panel of a teleoperated mobile robot. The work is a continuation of the previous research, which resulted in the creation and successful practical implementation of a virtual operator station based on the virtual reality head-mounted display (HMD) Oculus Rift. The new approach suggests using the new Microsoft Hololens augmented reality headset to add the virtual control elements directly to the real world, which has some very important benefits – especially the fact that the operator is not visually isolated from his surroundings. The device is introduced in the beginning of the article and then follows the description of all tasks required to create the augmented reality operator station. Mentioned are also other possible ways of using augmented reality to assist the operator of a mobile robot.

Keywords

Mobile robot Teleoperation HMD Oculus Rift Hololens Augmented reality Virtual reality 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This article has been elaborated in the framework of the research project “Augmented Reality Lab” under the programme “Support of Science and Research in the Moravian-Silesian Region 2016” (RCC/08/2016) and supported by the specific research project HS3541602 in cooperation with VOP CZ s. p. The article was also supported by the project “Research Centre of Advanced Mechatronic Systems” (Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Robotics, Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringVŠB-Technical University OstravaOstravaCzech Republic

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