A Novel Navigation Algorithm for Locomotion Interfaces with Programmable Platforms

  • Jungwon Yoon
  • Jeha Ryu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3992)


This paper describes a novel navigation algorithm using a locomotion interface with two 6-DOF parallel robotic manipulators. The suggested novel navigation system can induce user’s real walking and generate realistic visual feedback during navigation, using robotic manipulators. For realistic visual feedback, the virtual environment is designed with three components; 3D object modeler for buildings and terrains, scene manager and communication manager component. The walking velocity of the user is directly translated to VR actions for navigation. Finally, the functions of the RPC interface are utilized for each interaction mode. The suggested navigation system can allow a user to explore into various virtual terrains with real walking and realistic visual feedback.


Virtual Environment Stance Phase Swing Phase Head Mount Display Navigation Algorithm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jungwon Yoon
    • 1
  • Jeha Ryu
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and ReCAPTGyeongsang National UniversityJinju, GyeongnamKorea
  2. 2.Human-Machine-Computer Interface Laboratory, Department of MechatronicsGwangju Institute of Science and TechnologyBukgu, GwangjuKorea

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