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"Switching to telepresence control mode, the operator's wide-angle, stereoscopic display is directly linked to the telerobot 3D camera system for precise viewpoint control."
Operating the Telepresence Mobile Robot

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Telepresence Mobile Robot <1981>

After leaving NASA, I co-founded Telepresence Research to design and develop virtual environments and remote presence technologies and applications. My goal was to create compelling immersive experiences in remote or synthesized environments.

This telepresence system was developed by Telepresence Research and Fake Space Labs based on earlier work at NASA Ames Research Center. The system includes a head-coupled stereoscopic camera unit and computer-controlled platform that moves in correspondence with the BOOM viewer motion. The camera system is mounted on a mobile robot platform that enables overall positional changes with joystick or speech commands.