Psychophysical Research on Telepresence
Final rept. 1 Aug 94-31 Jul 97
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE
Pagination or Media Count:
Subjective telepresence may be defined quantitatively in terms of the probability that the human operator will perceive him or herself to be located in the remote environment. This idea, which may be extended to include virtual environments, is developed in Schloerbs paper. Given this theoretical approach one might vary parameters of a teleoperation system in an experiment and observe how the degree of subjective telepresence varies. The parameters of a telepresence system may be effectively summed up by describing the way the system transforms the human operators interaction with the remote environment and, ultimately, one could study telepresence in terms of sensorimotor transformations in general, without regard to a specific teleoperation system. One could also observe how objective performance in a remote task is affected in such a test in an attempt to understand the relationship between subjective telepresence and task performance.