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Prof. Wael Badawy
Department of Computing and Information Systems Umm Al Qura University, Canada
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of IJCTE. We encourage authors to submit papers concerning any branch of computer theory and engineering.
IJCTE 2017 Vol.9(3): 229-234 ISSN: 1793-8201
DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2017.V9.1143

Robot Avatar: A Virtual Tourism Robot for People with Disabilities

Chong Wing Cheung, Tai Ip Tsang, and Kin Hong Wong
Abstract—Abstract—Developing a robot avatar for disabled individuals can help them to reduce the difficulties in their daily lives. In this project, we propose to build a robot that takes pictures or videos from a faraway place and feeds the data to the user in real time. The user may be wearing a Head Mount Device HMD to view the video sent from the robot to enjoy the virtual presence experience. We also propose to design a hand gesture recognition system that the user can use very simple gestures to control the motion of the robot to select his/her favorite views. Currently the robot and finger gesture recognition system have been built and tested successfully. Data analysis of the video latency from the robot to the user has also been carried out. The result will be used to guide us to improve the system for further development. In the next step, we will continue to develop the system including adding the HMD to our system and solve the networking problem to reduce latency. It is hoped that disabled people can enjoy more freedom with the help of the ever advancing computer technologies. Moreover, the same idea has also great potential in.

Index Terms—Index Terms—Robot control, virtual reality systems, robot avatar, finger gesture.

Chong Wing Cheung, Tai Ip Tsang, and Kin Hong Wong are with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HSH Engineering Building, CUHK, Shatin, Hong Kong, China (e-mail: cwcheun4@cse.cuhk.edu.hk, titsang4@cse.cuhk.edu.hk, khwong@cse.cuhk.edu.hk).


Cite:Chong Wing Cheung, Tai Ip Tsang, and Kin Hong Wong, "Robot Avatar: A Virtual Tourism Robot for People with Disabilities," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 229-234, 2017.

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