InterSense demonstrates a Head Slaved Viewing System with partners Ocular Robotics, Rockwell Collins and Allied Vision at the 2011 SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing Conference in Orlando, FL.
An InterSense InertiaCube2+ orientation sensor is used to drive the Ocular Robotics RobotEye for a booth demonstration at the SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing Conference last week in Orlando, FL. A Prosilica CG camera from Allied Vision Technologies is mounted in the base of the RobotEye. Orientation data from the InertiaCube2+ and images from the camera are processed by Ocular Robotics code to present a real-time display of the viewers perspective in the Rockwell Collins SimEye SX45 Head Mounted Display.
This concept demonstration shows how remote viewing is used to increase situational awareness with mobile robotics and night vision driving applications. The operator intuitively turns their head to point the RobotEye Viewer at the area of interest. By using a head slaved viewing system, the operator’s hand is free from driving a joystick to move a pan/tilt camera in these applications allowing natural head motion to point the camera.