Previous TTRG Projects
Arm System for Telepresence
Tamer Khalil is currently working on a robot arm system
designed to enhance the telepresence
experience. This is achieved by allowing the user to interact with the surrounding
environment by manipulating objects remote from his location. See Tamer's Arm Page for an
animated demonstration of his work.
Orange Videophone Demonstrator
Kenny Revie has been working with the SCT
video compression group to produce a videophone demonstration
system for Orange Plc.
Colin Harrison is investigating audio and its
applications in immersive telepresence systems.
Particular areas of interest include the acquisition and reproduction of binaural and three dimensional audio.
Stereo Video Compression
The use of stereo video has many benefits in telepresence and teleoperation systems,
but would apparently require twice the bandwidth for transmission. However, through use of
a stereo co-encoding system being developed by Roger Hardiman
this overhead can be significantly reduced. As a side effect of this work Roger has done
much to improve the functionality and performance of the FreeBSD Bt848 driver, which can
be found here.
Motion Prediction and Intelligent Motor Control
Jennifer Clark is currently in the process of completing work on a motion prediction
technique for telepresence and other human controlled robotic systems. The aim of this
project is to allow greater functionality by increasing the effectiveness of such systems
in the presence of delays. Additional steps have been taken to improve the control systems
of telepresence robotic devices, using software and hardware techniques to allow them
greater responsiveness in interactive situations.