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Title: Design and development of EDGAR - a telepresence humanoid for robot-mediated communication and social applications
Authors: Pang, Wee Ching
Wong, Choon Yue
Seet, Gerald Gim Lee
Keywords: Engineering::Mechanical engineering::Robots
Issue Date: 2016
Source: Pang, W. C., Wong, C. Y., & Seet, G. G. L. (2016). Design and development of EDGAR - a telepresence humanoid for robot-mediated communication and social applications. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Control and Robotics Engineering (ICCRE 2016). doi:10.1109/ICCRE.2016.7476147
Abstract: EDGAR is an acronym for «Expression Display & Gesturing Avatar Robot». It is an anthropomorphic telepresence humanoid, which is designed and implemented to allow for social expression. EDGAR is a robotic avatar that was developed by Nanyang Technological University for telepresence applications. It has a total of 28 degrees of freedom and it is able to mimic the remote user's head, torso, arms as well as fingers movements. EDGAR's head is a rear-projection system such that a face texture can be displayed on EDGAR's face. The remote user can use a normal webcam for live-streaming interaction as the face image can be processed to fit the contour of the face. This means that a person's facial features and expressions can be displayed on the robot, making EDGAR suited for portraying any person. EDGAR can also serve as a social robot. A virtual character's face can also be projected on the robot so that EDGAR can be used to perform autonomous social interactions with the people around it.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/137933
ISBN: 9781509008315
DOI: 10.1109/ICCRE.2016.7476147
Rights: © 2016 IEEE. All rights reserved. This paper was published in IEEE International Conference on Control and Robotics Engineering (ICCRE 2016) and is made available with permission of IEEE.
Fulltext Permission: open
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