Virtual object manipulation using physical blocks

Satoshi Yonemoto, Takahiro Yotsumoto, Rin Ichiro Taniguchi

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In this paper, we present a virtual object manipulation tool that can directly control virtual objects using physical objects. Physical objects can be recognized by vision based sensing. Basic manipulations using physical objects are translating, rotating, scaling and replacing with a virtual object. Those manipulations are performed by handling an object, a block. In addition to this, complicated manipulations can be realized by handling two objects with both hands. We have implemented a prototype system and assessed the effectiveness of the system by experimentally comparing it with general modeling tool. The results suggest that our object manipulation system can provide a more effective means of handling than operations in general modeling tool.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4272066
Pages (from-to)781-785
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event11th International Conference Information Visualization, IV 2007 - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: Jul 4 2007Jul 6 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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