This research developed a new type of robot to be used as an interface for wearable computing. The robot has three degrees of freedom: elevation, paning and cyclotorsion (rotation around the camera's optic axis). It also has a 2D accelerometer to detect its orientation relative to the gravity vector, and a more recent version has a fire-wire interface for the camera sensor and a full 3D orientation sensor. These allows to have a level of decoupling between the sensor and the motions and posture of the wearer.
- W. W. Mayol Cuevas, Wearable Visual Robots, DPhil Thesis, University of Oxford. June 2005.
- W.W. Mayol, B. Tordoff, T.E. de Campos A.J. Davison, and D.W. Murray. Active Vision for Wearables [PDF] . Proc IEE Eurowearable03, Birmingham UK, September 4-5, 2003.
- B. Tordoff, W.W. Mayol, T.E. de Campos and D.W. Murray. Head pose estimation for wearable robot control [link & PDF]. Proceedings of British Machine Vision Conference BMVC2002. September 2nd-5th, Cardiff, Wales. UK. 2002.
- W.W. Mayol, B. Tordoff and D.W. Murray. Wearable Visual Robots (extended version) [PDF]. Selected papers from ISWC00, Personal And Ubiquitous Computing Journal. Springer-Verlag. Volume 6 pp37-48. 2002.
- W.W. Mayol, B. Tordoff and D.W. Murray. Towards Wearable Active Vision Platforms [PDF]. IEEE SMC Conference. Nashville Tennessee. USA. October 2000.
- W.W. Mayol, B. Tordoff and D.W. Murray. Wearable Visual Robots [PDF] . IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computing ISWC00 . Atlanta GA, USA. October 2000.