Auditory Immersion with Stereo Sound in a Mobile Robotic Telepresence System

Kiselev, Andrey, Scherlund, Mårten, Kristoffersson, Annica, Efremova, Natalia and Loutfi, Amy (2015) Auditory Immersion with Stereo Sound in a Mobile Robotic Telepresence System. HRI’15 Extended Abstracts - Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts.

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Auditory immersion plays a significant role in generating a good feeling of presence for users driving a telepresence robot. In this paper, one of the key characteristics of auditory immersion - sound source localization (SSL) - is studied from the perspective of those who operate telepresence robots from remote locations. A prototype which is capable of delivering soundscape to the user through Interaural Time Difference (ITD) and Interaural Level Difference (ILD) using the ORTF stereo recording technique was developed. The prototype was evaluated in an experiment and the results suggest that the developed method is sufficient for sound source localization tasks.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Human-Robot Interaction; Mobile Robotic Telepresence; Tele-operation; Sound Source Localization; Auditory Immersion; User Interfaces; ORTF Stereo
Subject(s): Technology
Centre: Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation
Date Deposited: 28 May 2018 13:39
Last Modified: 28 May 2018 13:52
Funders: V¨astmanlands County Administrative Board, Sweden (303-3149-13), Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Russia (14-07-00603)

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