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Periscope: A Robotic Camera System to Support Remote Physical Collaboration

Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, Issue CSCW — October 2023
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    We investigate how robotic camera systems can offer new capabilities to computer-supported cooperative work through the design, development, and evaluation of a prototype system called Periscope. With Periscope, a local worker completes manipulation tasks with guidance from a remote helper who observes the workspace through a camera mounted on a semi-autonomous robotic arm that is co-located with the worker. Our key insight is that the helper, the worker, and the robot should all share responsibility of the camera view-an approach we call shared camera control. Using this approach, we present a set of modes that distribute the control of the camera between the human collaborators and the autonomous robot depending on task needs. We demonstrate the system's utility and the promise of shared camera control through a preliminary study where 12 dyads collaboratively worked on assembly tasks and discuss design and research implications of our work for future robotic camera system that facilitate remote collaboration.

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      author       = "Praveena, Pragathi and Wang, Yeping and Senft, Emmanuel and Gleicher, Michael and Mutlu, Bilge",
      title        = "Periscope: A Robotic Camera System to Support Remote Physical Collaboration",
      booktitle    = "Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, Issue CSCW",
      month        = "October",
      year         = "2023",
      publisher    = "ACM",
      url          = "http://graphics.cs.wisc.edu/Papers/2023/PWSGM23"

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