Can you see me now?: How field of view affects collaboration in robotic telepresence (Inproceedings)

Johnson, S., I. Rae, B. Mutlu, and L. Takayama. “Can You See Me now?: How Field of View Affects Collaboration in Robotic Telepresence (Inproceedings)”. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, 2015, pp. 2397-06.


Robotic telepresence systems-videoconferencing systems that allow a remote user to drive around in another location-are an emerging technology for supporting geographically-distributed teams. Thus far, many of these systems rely on affordances designed for stationary systems, such as a single, narrow-view camera to provide vision for the remote user. Teleoperation has offered some solutions to this via an augmented field-of-view, but how these solutions support task outcomes in collaborative mobile telepresence tasks has yet to be understood. To investigate this, we conducted a three condition (field-of-view: narrow (45°) vs. wide-angle (180°) vs. panoramic (360°)) between-participants controlled laboratory experiment. We asked participants (N=24) to collaborate with a confederate via a robotic telepresence system while using one of these views in a redecoration task. Our results showed that wider views supported task efficiency and fewer collisions, but were perceived as more difficult to use.

DOI: 10.1145/2702123.2702526


	doi = {10.1145/2702123.2702526},
	url = {},
	year = 2015,
	month = {apr},
	publisher = {{ACM}},
	author = {Steven Johnson and Irene Rae and Bilge Mutlu and Leila Takayama},
	title = {Can You See Me Now?},
	booktitle = {Proceedings of the 33rd Annual {ACM} Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems}