Smartphone-based 3D real-time vision system for teleoperation

Antonio Servetti, Enrico Masala
in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, 15-19 July 2013, San Jose, USA

We present a small form factor 3D vision system that can easily be mounted in any system for teleoperation and presents a low-latency suitable to perform interactive control. The proposed system is based on a commercial 3D smartphone that integrates a stereoscopic camera and a wireless connection. The smartphone has been customized to acquire and transmit stereoscopic video in real-time by means of a special purpose software that runs on the Android operating system. We believe that the choice of a compact solution based on an open source framework and commercial off-the-shelf hardware, will promote the widespread adoption of this architecture by interested developers in multiple scenarios.

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