The 38th International Conference And Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques

Telenoid: Tele-Presence Android for Communication

West Building, Ballroom B

This new system of telecommunication focuses on the idea of transferring human “presence”. A minimal human conveys the impression of human existence at first glance, but it doesn’t suggest anything about personal features such as gender or age. The minimal appearance allows people to use Telenoid to transfer their presence to distant places regardless of their personal features.

Telenoid's tele-operation system is simple and intuitive. It can be controlled by even novice users. Its face-tracking system automatically captures the operator’s facial movements and expressions. Field tests revealed that most users tended to have a strange and negative feeling impression of Telenoid in the beginning, but eventually they became comfortable. Elderly people had very positive feelings about Telenoid at first sight.

Kohei Ogawa
ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication

Shuichi Nishio
ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication

Kensuke Koda
ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication

Koichi Taura
ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication

Takashi Minato
ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication

Carlos Toshinori Ishii
ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication

Hiroshi Ishiguro
ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication