Eric Paulos
1997 ACM SIGGRAPH 97 Visual Proceedings: The art and interdisciplinary programs of SIGGRAPH '97 on - SIGGRAPH '97  
Current internet applications leave our physical presence and our real-world environment behind. This paper describes the development of several simple, inexpensive, internet-controlled, untethered tele-robots or PRoPs (Personal Roving Presences) to provide the sensation of teleembodiment in a remote real space. These devices support at least video and two-way audio as well as mobility through the remote space they inhabit. The physical telerobot serves both as an extension of its operator and
more » ... s a visible, mobile entity with which other people can interact. PRoPs enable their users to perform a wide gamut of human activities in the remote space, such as wandering around, conversing with people, hanging out, pointing, examining objects, reading, and making simple gestures.
doi:10.1145/259081.259192 dblp:conf/siggraph/Paulos97 fatcat:sndhx3cflngyzawgeqxlodkbhq