PROJECTS

  • keyword
  • Telexistence/VR/AR
  • Autosteroscopy/RPT
  • Haptics/Perception
  • Guide Dog Robot/Prostheses
  • Bispectrum/Signal Processing

Autosteroscopy/RPT

MEDIA series

In this project we propose the concept of "Object Oriented Display", which enables an operator to perceive and to operate the virtual object as if it is real object. And in this project we also describes design and implementation of three types of object oriented display.

Haptics/Perception

AED

"AED" is a kind of haptic display for virtual reality. The conventional haptic display generates force to display haptic sensation. However, this system displays haptic sensation by imitating the shape of the object. The user could get haptic sensation by touching the imitated surface of the obje...

Telexistence/VR/AR

RCML

R-Cubed (R3: Real-time Remote Robotics) is the concept which enables human beings to exist anywhere in the world by controlling remote robots in real time through the network. So far there exists a standardized method to describe and access virtual worlds by using Virtual Reality Modeling Languag...

Telexistence/VR/AR

Autosteroscopy/RPT

Seelinder

Cylindrical 3D display visible from any angle
This cylinder-shaped display reconstructs light rays from an object, and the image is visible from 360 degree.
The display has the following features:
(1) 3D gl...

Haptics/Perception

Guide Dog Robot/Prostheses

SmartFinger

The “SmartFinger” is a new type of tactile display for AR which is worn on the nail side of the finger. It does not inhibit our tactile sensation, since the ball of the finger is naked and we can feel the environment directly. The absence of any material between the object and the finger is a cri...

Autosteroscopy/RPT

Haptics/Perception

SmartTools

"SmartTool" is a system for the Augmented Reality of Haptics, which is composed of a sensor and a haptic display.
This system could enhance human haptic sensation. For example, this system can enlarge the roughness of the surface by measuring it. In other case, this...

Haptics/Perception

SmartTouch

SmartTouch is a new haptic AR system, based on electrical stimulation to convert sensed information into skin sensation. It is composed of a thin electro-tactile display and a sensor mounted on skin, so the wearer can not only make physical contact with objects, but also touch surface information...

Telexistence/VR/AR

Robot Phone

RobotPHONE is an RUI system for interpersonal exchange that uses robots as shape sharing agents for physical communication. The shape and motion of remote shape-sharing devices are always synchronized by a symmetric bilateral control method. Operations to the robot, such as the modification of po...

Haptics/Perception

Affective Haptics

Driven by the motivation to enhance emotionally immersive experience of communication in Second Life, we propose a conceptually novel approach to reinforcing own feelings and reproducing the communicating partner’s emotions through affective garment. The emotions detected from text are stimulated...

Haptics/Perception

Haptic Video

The instruction of professional skills is typically performed with conventional educational materials like video, demonstrating the operations of an expert.
There is a multitude of means for knowledge transmission in academic training, but there are relatively few me...

Haptics/Perception

Pop Up!

Pop Up! is an innovative approach to display 3D objects by orchestrating the vertical motion of a dense array of pin-rods. The effect is similar to a children's "Pop up book", where a flat surface transforms into a 3D form. Each pixel is composed of a simple component, and the driving method is s...

Haptics/Perception

Colorful Touch Palette

“Colorful Touch Palette” is a novel interactive painting interface that provides us a rich tactile sensation. Users can select various tactile textures, paint the textures on the canvas, and experience the tactile sensation of paints with the electrotactile stimulation. The interface could be use...

Autosteroscopy/RPT

Twinkle

Twinkle is a novel interface for interaction with an arbitarary physical surface using handheld projectors. It determines the features of the physical environment and displays images and sounds that are generated according to these features.

Haptics/Perception

ARForce

ARForce is a novel force vector sensor for various applications of augmented reality. ARForce enables users to measure the 3D position of markers as well as also the distribution of force vectors that are applied by a user. Using this system, users can manipulate virtual objects using various fin...

Haptics/Perception

ARScope

ARScope is a novel interface for various applications of augmented reality. A superimposed image is projected by a head-mounted projector onto a hand-held device covered with retro-reflective material. The background image is transformed into an image that is suitable for the user's current viewp...

Autosteroscopy/RPT

Spinning-disc 3D Television

We have incorporated a novel LED-projection technology into the simple structure of a spinning-disc television. In order to display a 3D image, we have replaced the conventionally used light bulbs with an LED array. With the aid of this technology, users can view different images from different v...

Telexistence/VR/AR

Mutual Telexistence robot "TELESAR 2"

Mutual Telexistence robot “TELESAR 2” is a master-slave robot composed of the slave humanoid robot that has the same size and structure as human body and the exoskeleton type master cockpit that controls the slave humanoid robot.

Telexistence/VR/AR

Telexistence Robot "Telesar"

Telexistence is fundamentally a concept named for the general technology that enables a human being to have a real-time sensation of being at a place other than where he or she actually exists, and being able to interact with the remote environment, which may be real, virtual, or a combination of...

Haptics/Perception

Guide Dog Robot/Prostheses

Forehead Retina System

See below...
eyeplusplus Inc.
- http://www.eyeplus2.com/

Autosteroscopy/RPT

Transparent Cockpit

For safety and operability, it is very important to obtain a wide field of vision while operating a vehicle. However, the space to set up windows is limited. Therefore, we propose a “transparent cockpit,”in which the image of a blind spot is displayed on the inner wall of the vehicle using retro-...

Autosteroscopy/RPT

GelForce

GelForce is a novel type of interface that measures the distribution of both the magnitude and direction of force. The sensor is composed of a transparent elastic body, two layers of blue and red markers and a CCD camera. Force vectors are calculated from the captured movement of the markers. Fro...

Haptics/Perception

Tactile Communication System

Everyone dreams of being able to capture experiences and situations so that they can be relived at leisure. And with modern display and speaker technology, we can now relive past emotions at will. Now, to successfully capture this emotion by the sense of touch, we study on both tactile sensor and...

Haptics/Perception

HAPMAP

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Haptics/Perception

Pen de Draw

"Pen de Draw" is a 3D modeling system that enables a user to create touchable 3D images as though he/she is drawing images in mid-air. The ungrounded pen-shaped kinesthetic display "Pen de Touch" is used as an interface. The user can create 3D shapes by drawing figures on the virtual canvas and t...

Haptics/Perception

Pen de Touch

"Pen de Touch" is a pen-shaped handheld haptic display that allows haptic interactions with virtual environments by generating kinesthetic sensations on the user’s fingers; the user’s movements are not restricted since the device does not have mechanical linkages. Unlike conventional haptic displ...

Haptics/Perception

GhostGlove

"GhostGlove" delivers haptic sensations to the entire hand; each finger and the palm, it integrates the haptic sensations with visual sensations so as to enable a recognition of the realistic existence of the virtual world.

Haptics/Perception

GravityGrabber

"Gravity Grabber" provides a new form of ubiquitous haptic interaction that delivers weight sensations of virtual objects. Gravity Grabber is derived from the novel insight that fingerpad deformation provides a reliable sensation of weight even when proprioceptive sensation is absent.
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Telexistence/VR/AR

TORSO

We have developed the neck and torso of an allin-one robot that not only has three rotational DOF of the neck but also has two rotational DOF and one translational DOF of the waist. This robot is called “TORSO”.
The motion of looking around an object is one of the m...

Telexistence/VR/AR

TELUBee: TELexistence platform for UBiquitous Embodied Experience

Movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5zigZDKZo8

Haptics/Perception

TouchCast

Movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHxOs3c7AM8

Haptics/Perception

Haptic Editor

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Haptics/Perception

TECHTILE toolkit

TECHTILE = TECHnology based tacTILE design
Project detail
- http://www.techtile.org/en/

Autosteroscopy/RPT

RePro3D

RePro3D is a full-parallax 3D display system suitable for interactive 3D applications. The approach is based on a retro-reflective projection technology in which several images from a projector array are displayed on a retro-reflective screen. When viewers look at the screen through a half mirror...

Autosteroscopy/RPT

Retro-reflective Projection Technology, Optical Camouflage

RPT : Retro-reflective Projection Technology is a method for augmented reality that unites the virtual world and the real world.

Telexistence/VR/AR

Autosteroscopy/RPT

TWISTER

TWISTER (Telexistence Wide-angle Immersive STEReoscope) is an immersive full-color autostereoscopic display, designed for a face-to-face telecommunication system called “mutual telexistence”, where people in distant locations can communicate as if they were in the same virtual three dimensional s...

Telexistence/VR/AR

Telexistence to the real world

We have incorporated a novel LED-projection technology into the simple structure of a spinning-disc television. In order to display a 3D image, we have replaced the conventionally used light bulbs with an LED array. With the aid of this technology, users can view different images from different v...

Telexistence/VR/AR

Telexistence Robot "TELESAR V"

"TELESAR V" is a system enables a user to bind with a dexterous robot and experience what robot can feels from its fingertip when manipulating and touching objects remotely and enable the user to perceive the same haptic sensation.
Operator can clearly see the remot...

Autosteroscopy/RPT

Haptics/Perception

HaptoMIRAGE

HaptoMIRAGE is a multi-usered wide-angle aerial autostereoscopic display for Mixed reality. Seemless interaction with real and virtual spaces such as aerial 3D skeching and commucation with 3DCG characters in real environment can be achived.

Telexistence/VR/AR

Autosteroscopy/RPT

Haptics/Perception

Intelligent and tangible virtual environment

The scope of this project is to construct an intelligent and tangible virtual environment, in which real-time communication, human interface, and media processing are firmly-fused. Our focus is establishment of the fundamental methodologies of measurement, transmission, and presentation of real-w...

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