Mechatronics applied to auditory localisation for telepresence

C.S. Harrison, G.M. Mair

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Abstract

This paper describes the importance of the sense of hearing for immersive telepresence systems, and a fundamental approach to designing and implementing a binaural sensor system. This approach relies on knowledge of how the human auditory localisation mechanisms work to locate sounds in space, in order that a synthetic system can be derived. The most important of these mechanisms are explained. The Strathclyde auditory system is then described including ideas drawn from the literature to define a binaural approach. This novel system consists of a set of artificial pinnae and microphones mounted on a binocular stereo sensor platform capable of pan, tilt and roll which is slaved to a head tracking system. A set of preliminary experiments is described which test the performance of the system in practice, as a basis for further development.
LanguageEnglish
Pages803-816
Number of pages13
JournalMechatronics
Volume9
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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Keywords

  • mechatronics
  • auditory localisation
  • telepresence

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Harrison, C.S. ; Mair, G.M. / Mechatronics applied to auditory localisation for telepresence. In: Mechatronics. 1999 ; Vol. 9, No. 7. pp. 803-816.
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