The Hovitron project aims to synthesise and validate holographic visual feedback in Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) for robotic teleoperation from recorded images of the robot environment.
• teleoperation for space exploration and maintenance in space
• tele-surgery and tele-healthcare assistance
Holographic visual feedback enables the teleoperator to focus his gaze (eye accommodation) on an object in a natural way without having to take new images or adjust the viewing direction. After an initial VR study on the benefits of light-field displays, a light-field video pipeline will be developed to synthesize the visual feedback from light-field and conventional cameras positioned in an array around the robot's working environment.