“U-Tsu-Shi-O-Mi: The Virtual Humanoid You Can Reach” by Shoji, Miura and Konno

  • ©Michihiko Shoji, Kanako Miura, and Atsushi Konno


Entry Number: 34


    U-Tsu-Shi-O-Mi: The Virtual Humanoid You Can Reach



    We propose a tele-existence framework that enable us to feel human existence with a humanoid robot and computer graphic avatars. The purpose is to give computer graphic avatars more presence and make them physically interactive.

    The system consists of a synchronized pair of a whole humanoid robot and a 3D model computer graphic avatar, and an HMD that overlays the avatar onto the robot. As far as we know, there is no such framework.

    It requires that the robot can contact with human in safe. In order to make it satisfied, we developed a robot which arms are lightweighted and has force detecting sensors on the arms.

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©Michihiko Shoji, Kanako Miura, and Atsushi Konno


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