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Network Traffic Reduction in Six Degree-of-Freedom Haptic Telementoring Systems

Sakr, Nizar and Zhou, Jilin and Georganas, Nicolas and Zhao, Jiying and Petriu, Emil (2009) Network Traffic Reduction in Six Degree-of-Freedom Haptic Telementoring Systems. In: IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics 2009 (IEEE SMC 2009), 11-14 October 2009, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

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This paper introduces a haptic data reduction and transmission technique to reduce the packet rate in six Degreeof-Freedom (6-DoF) haptic-enabled telementoring systems. The presented method relies on the limitations of human haptic perception (i.e. the Just Noticeable Differences) with respect to a user’s hand position and orientation in order to reduce the number of packets transmitted without compromising transparency. A haptic prediction model is exploited to further reduce the amount of haptic packets transmitted, and to improve the reconstruction of data samples on the receiver side. Several distance metrics are also discussed to evaluate the acuity of human haptic perception when data reduction is performed in 6-DoF settings. Psychophysical experiments validate the effectiveness of the suggested algorithm as great haptic data reduction is achieved (up to 96%), while preserving the overall quality of the telementoring environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Papers (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Christian Sanchez
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2012 11:27
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2018 15:47

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