Mixing robotic realities

Mauro Dragone, Thomas Holz, Gregory M. P. O'Hare

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This paper contests that Mixed Reality (MR) offers a potential solution in achieving transferability between Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Human Robot Interaction (HRI). Virtual characters (possibly of a robotic genre) can offer highly expressive interfaces that are as convincing as a human, are comparably cheap and can be easily adapted and personalized. We introduce the notion of a mixed reality agent, i.e. an agent consisting of a physical robotic body and a virtual avatar displayed upon it. We realized an augmented reality interface with a Head-Mounted Display (HMD) in order to interact with such systems and conducted a pilot study to demonstrate the usefulness of mixed reality agents in human-robot collaborative tasks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th international conference on Intelligent user interfaces
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)1595932879
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event11th international conference on Intelligent user interfaces 2006 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 29 Jan 20061 Feb 2006


Conference11th international conference on Intelligent user interfaces 2006
Abbreviated titleIUI '06


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