Phygital field: An integrated field with a swarm of physical robots and digital images

Takefumi Hiraki, Shogo Fukushima, Takeshi Naemura

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Abstract

Collaboration between computer graphics and multiple robots has attracted increasing attention in several areas. To preserve the seamless connection between them, the system needs to be able to accurately determine the position and state of the robots and be able to control them easily and instantly. However, realizing a responsive control system for a large number of mobile robots without complex settings and at the same time avoiding the system load problem is not trivial. Our system, called "Phygital Field", can project two types of information: visible images for humans and data patterns for mobile robots in the same location by utilizing pixel-level visual light communication (PVLC) technology. Phygital Field offers two technical innovations: an initialization-free and marker-free localization and control method, and a system noted for its simplicity and scalability. Phygital Field enables the robots to always recognize their own positions and states immediately, the measurement devices are not required because localization and control of the robots are realized through projection. These features are very important to improve the reconfigurability of the system. The idea of controlling robots by using information embedded in projected images allows users to easily design an integrated environment for the physical robots and digital images to preserve the seamless connection between them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSA 2016 - SIGGRAPH ASIA 2016 Emerging Technologies
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450345392
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 28 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 SIGGRAPH ASIA Emerging Technologies, SA 2016 - Macau, China
Duration: Dec 5 2016Dec 8 2016

Publication series

NameSA 2016 - SIGGRAPH ASIA 2016 Emerging Technologies

Other

Other2016 SIGGRAPH ASIA Emerging Technologies, SA 2016
Country/TerritoryChina
CityMacau
Period12/5/1612/8/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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