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Assembling and Rearranging Digital Objects in Physical Space with Tongs, a Gluegun, and a Lightsaber

Schkolne, Steven and Schroder, Peter (2002) Assembling and Rearranging Digital Objects in Physical Space with Tongs, a Gluegun, and a Lightsaber. California Institute of Technology . (Unpublished) http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechCSTR:2002.005

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Abstract

We present an interface for the arrangement of objects in three-dimensional space. Physical motions of the user are mapped to interface commands through tangible props. Tongs move objects freely, a gluegun binds objects together, and a lightsaber breaks these bonds. The experimental interface is implemented on the Responsive Workbench, a semi-immersive 3D computer. We conducted a small user study comparing our approach with the 2D interface of Maya. The results suggest that our system is much faster than Maya for object assembly. Users qualitatively found the system to be far more intuitive than the monitor-based alternative.


Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Group:Computer Science Technical Reports
Subject Keywords:lightsaber tongs 3d tools props physical interface augmented reality modeling object assembly gluegun
Record Number:CaltechCSTR:2002.005
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechCSTR:2002.005
Usage Policy:You are granted permission for individual, educational, research and non-commercial reproduction, distribution, display and performance of this work in any format.
ID Code:26928
Collection:CaltechCSTR
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Deposited On:01 May 2002
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 14:09

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