Spatial Orientation in Telepresence
The project studies continuous spatial updating with its critical role for spatial orientation in synthetic environments. Experimental tasks involve the encoding of locations, self-motion in virtual reality setups that induce strong presence (including industrial scenarios), and tests for the updating of egocentric location representations. Participants perform pointing and triangle completion tasks. The self-motion is either merely simulated translation or real combined with simulated self-motion, or real self-motion (redirected walking). The experiments disentangle continuous and instantaneous spatial updating, and determine the contributions of visual and internal (idiothetic) cues to cue combination.