Moving Ahead…

The Cyberselves team recently enjoyed a day of productive meetings and discussions as we finalised plans for our experiments.

Representatives from Sheffield’s Department of Psychology and School of English and Hannah Maslen from Oxford University’s Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics also had the chance to experience the technology behind our researches and experiments. Have a look at the pictures below to get a sense of how things are coming along.

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iCub meeting the team: (l – r) Tony Prescott, Hannah Maslen, Uriel Hernandez, Fabienne Collignon.

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Michael meets iCub.

Michael and iCub

Michael sees the world through iCub.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These pictures illustrate how we will explore the idea of teleoperation, by using an Oculus Rift DK2 to experience the world – visually, audibly, tacitly – through our iCub robot. This is one of two experiments we are conducting into the nature of our emerging and changing notions of self in virtual and cyber spaces.

You can see from the video below how teleoperation will work, as iCub’s vision can be remotely controlled though the Oculus Rift and a haptic glove (and some very clever coding by Uriel and Luke Boorman.)

 

 

More updates will follow shortly, including a sneak peak at our virtual reality experiment as well.

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