Conference 5–9 August 2012
Exhibition 7–9 August 2012
Los Angeles Convention Center

TELESAR V: TELExistence Surrogate Anthropomorphic Robot

Los Angeles Convention Center, Concourse Foyer

TELESAR V is a fundamental concept named for the general technology that enables human beings to experience a real-time sensation of being and interacting in a remote location.

Conventional teleoperated robots often demonstrate higher degrees of freedom to manipulate specialized tools with precision. But these movements are mediated by the human participant's natural movements, which sometimes generates confusing feedback. These teleoperated robots also need special training to understand the body boundaries when performing tasks. TELESAR V is a dexterous anthropomorphic slave robot that duplicates the same size and movements of an ordinary human and maps the user’s spinal, neck, head, and arm movements. With this system, users can perform tasks dexterously and feel the robot's body boundaries through wide-angle high-definition vision, binaural stereo audio, and fingertip haptic sensations.

Charith Lasantha Fernando
Keio University

Masahiro Furukawa
Keio University

Tadatoshi Kurogi
Keio University

Kyo Hirota
Keio University

Sho Kamuro
The University of Tokyo

Katsunari Sato
Keio University

Kouta Minamizawa
Keio University

Susumu Tachi
Keio University