What Comes After Telepresence? Embodiment, Social Presence and Transporting One's Functional and Social Self

Jan B.F. van Erp, Camille Sallaberry, Christiaan Brekelmans, Douwe Dresscher, Frank Ter Haar, Gwenn Englebienne, Jeanine van Bruggen, Joachim de Greeff, Leonor Fermoselle Silva Pereira, Alexander Toet, Nirul Hoeba, Robin Lieftink, Sara Falcone, Tycho Brug

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Abstract

Advances in robotics and multisensory displays allow extending telepresence ambitions beyond only the feeling of being present at a remote location In this paper, we discuss what may lie beyond telepresence and how we can transport both the functional and social self of a user. We introduce the embodiment illusion and its potential contribution to task performance and list important cues to evoke this illusion, including synchronicity in multisensory information, a first-person visual perspective, and a human-like visual appearance and anatomy of the telepresence robot. We also introduce the concept of social presence and the important bidirectional social cues it needs, including eye contact, facial expression, posture, gestures, and social touch. For all these multisensory and social cues, we explain how they can be implemented in a telepresence system and describe our solution consisting of a closed control pod and a humanoid telepresence robot.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2022 - Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages2067-2072
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-5258-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-5257-1 (USB), 978-1-6654-5259-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventIEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2022 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 9 Oct 202212 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
PublisherIEEE
Volume2022
ISSN (Print)1062-922X
ISSN (Electronic)2577-1655

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2022
Abbreviated titleSMC 2022
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period9/10/2212/10/22

Keywords

  • Avatars
  • Embodiment
  • Robotics
  • Tele-operation
  • Telepresence
  • 2023 OA procedure

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