N/A

Award Information
Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,935.00
Award Year:
2000
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
68D00228
Agency Tracking Number:
68D00228
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Apogee Scientific, Inc.
2895 West Oxford Avenue, Suite 1, Englewood, CO, 80110
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Sharon Sjostrom
() -
Business Contact:
(303) 783-9599
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Not Available Metrica's proposes to augment existing telerobotic interfaces with dual eye position control to independently control left and right vergence angles of a binocular camera system. This enhancement, coupled with an anthropomorphically-correct 6-DOF camera manipulator and a stereoscopic HMD, promises to alleviate most of the eye strain and nausea associated with fixed vergence camera systems. An additional improvement proposed is one that overlays the live video signals with graphics that are extracted from the observed scene. Edge detection and structured visual cues will present more information about the remote surroundings when the environment is visually occluded by dust particles or low light conditions. The proposed enhancements combine to offer a greater level of immersion with a telerobotic interface that is presently available with extant systems.

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