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Increasing the immersive experience in the Leo Universal Cockpit

SHAMETAJ, P. (2017) Increasing the immersive experience in the Leo Universal Cockpit.

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Abstract:This report will be about improving immersion inside Leo Universal Cockpit (LUC), a telecontrol cockpit designed by i-botics. At the moment LUC does not truly immerse the controller. The setup of the cockpit is minimal and is not carefully chosen to accommodate the user and his needs. The first step to making this cockpit more immersive is to get a better understanding of immersion itself and what makes a system immersive. Secondly available technology will be researched and analysed. Later a re-design will be presented and one of the chosen technologies will be prototyped. This decision to prototype only one technology was because of time constraints so what would be prototyped had to be chosen carefully. A vibrio-tactile vest was used in the end to augment the senses of the controller. In this way the user would be able to better navigate in the remote environment through vibration. Summative testing was used to test three functionalities of the vest, the ability to convey a moving obstacle, usage of different vibration intensities to display an approaching object and its distance from the user, and the ability to properly present an approaching and moving obstacle. The results of the test were promising, however the usage of vibration intensities needs to be tested further for more significant results. In conclusion this report creates a very good basis on designing immersive tele-control cockpits and using vibriotactile feedback. The conclusions and results within this project could be truly beneficial for further research and prototyping within the world of tele-control and for LUC itself.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:50 technical science in general
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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