Using marker based augmented reality and natural user interface for interactive remote experiments

Maiti, Ananda and Maxwell, Andrew D. and Kist, Alexander A. (2017) Using marker based augmented reality and natural user interface for interactive remote experiments. In: 4th Experiment@International Conference (exp.at'17), 6-8 Jun 2017, Faro, Portugal.

Abstract

Remote Access Laboratories (RALs) use computer-based platforms to deliver educational goals for engineering and scientific laboratories. To pursue more effective user interfaces, RAL can now be integrated with Augmented and Virtual Reality features to enhance users' interactions and control features. A Natural User Interface (NUI) is one way to implement advanced input methods to capture data from users' natural movement. These methods aim to enable interactions with greater options and flexibility. This paper introduces a method to use augmented reality and a natural user interface to create interactive laboratory experiments. In this case, experiments have a virtual object which is download at the users' location. The users use a NUI device to interact with the virtual object. Interaction with this object is translated to operational commands which are performed on the real hardware in a remote location through the Internet. The paper presents both, an overall architecture to support such environments and an example RAL experiment using this method, in form of a Gearbox, to show the practical relevance of the approach within RAL. The new system permits hands-on-experience with virtual objects as a part of the RAL activity.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 July 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 July 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2020 07:06
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2020 04:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: remote laboratories, e-learning, augmented reality, natural user interface,unity3d
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080103 Computer Graphics
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080111 Virtual Reality and Related Simulation
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/EXPAT.2017.7984396
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/34235

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