Accession Number : ADA329480

Title :   Psychophysical Research on Telepresence

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Aug 94-31 Jul 97

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : Durlach, Nathaniel I.

PDF Url : ADA329480

Report Date : 11 SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : 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 Schloerb's 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 operator's 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.

Descriptors :   *PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), *VIRTUAL REALITY, *TELEOPERATORS, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PSYCHOMOTOR FUNCTION, JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), PSYCHOPHYSICS, STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY SYSTEMS, ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY).

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE