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Saturday, 31 March 2012

Wearable Visual Robots

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, 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.
  • 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.