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Multimodal Technologies Interact. 2018, 2(3), 55; https://doi.org/10.3390/mti2030055

Tele-Guidance System to Support Anticipation during Communication

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Department of the Intelligent Interaction Technologies, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba 305-8577, Japan
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Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba 305-8577, Japan
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OKI Electric Industry Co., Ltd., Warabi 335-8570, Japan
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Received: 1 August 2018 / Revised: 29 August 2018 / Accepted: 29 August 2018 / Published: 6 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Spatial Augmented Reality)
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Abstract

Tele-guidance systems for the remote monitoring and maintenance of equipment have been extensively investigated. Such systems enable a remote helper to provide guidance to a local worker while perceiving local conditions. In this study, we propose a tele-guidance system that supports the anticipation of an interlocutor’s actions during communication. Our proposed system enables a helper and worker to anticipate each other’s actions by allowing them to move around in the workspace freely and observe each other’s non-verbal cues (e.g., body motions and other gestures) through a head-mounted display. We conducted an experiment to compare the effectiveness of our proposed method with that of existing methods (a simple tele-pointer) that support anticipation during communication.
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Keywords: computer-supported cooperative work; tele-guidance system; anticipation; augmented reality computer-supported cooperative work; tele-guidance system; anticipation; augmented reality
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Yamamoto, T.; Otsuki, M.; Kuzuoka, H.; Suzuki, Y. Tele-Guidance System to Support Anticipation during Communication. Multimodal Technologies Interact. 2018, 2, 55.

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