Many telepresence robots have been developed, but most offer little more than a webcam on wheels, with the user being in control of every function of the robot. In order to enhance the users ability to remotely communicate, navigate and feel present in a remote environment, we argue that a higher degree of autonomy is required. In this paper a telepresence system is presented that assists the user in three core ways: semi-autonomous navigation control, semi- autonomous people tracking and improved situational awareness. The value of enhanced autonomy in telepresence systems is demonstrated by experiments carried out with real users, both with a webcam on wheels and with our proposed telepresence system.
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||Proceedings of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Systems, AICS - |
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …
|Conference||Proceedings of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Systems, AICS|
|Period||1/01/11 → …|