Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies hold great promise in providing users with new ways to interact with information via immersive 3D visuals. We are exploring the capabilities of these technologies and designing novel systems that leverage VR/AR/MR for applications across robotics, computer-supported collaborative work, and visualization.
Augmented reality technologies allow people to view and interact with virtual objects that appear alongside physical objects in the real world. For augmented reality applications to be effective, users must be able to accurately perceive the intended real world location of virtual objects. However, when creating augmented reality applications, developers are faced with a variety of design decisions that...Go to Project
In this project, we explore how advances in augmented reality (AR) may enable the design of novel teleoperation interfaces that increase operation effectiveness, support the user in conducting concurrent work, and decrease stress. Our key insight is that AR may be used in conjunction with prior work on predictive graphical interfaces such that a teleoperator controls a virtual robot surrogate, rather than directly operating the robot itself, providing the user with foresight regarding where the physical robot will end up and how it will get there.Go to Project