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A mechatronic approach to supernormal auditory localisation

Harrison, C.S. and Mair, G. M. (2007) A mechatronic approach to supernormal auditory localisation. Mechatronics, 17 (9). pp. 501-510. ISSN 0957-4158

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Abstract

Remote audio perception is a fundamental requirement for telepresence and teleoperation in applications that range from work in hostile environments to security and entertainment. The following paper presents the use of a mechatronic system to test the efficacy of audio for telepresence. It describes work to determine whether the use of supernormal inter-aural distance is a valid means of approaching an enhanced method of hearing for telepresence. The particular audio variable investigated is the azimuth angle of error and the construction of a dedicated mechatronic test rig is reported and the results obtained. The paper concludes by observing that the combination of the mechatronic system and supernormal audition does enhance the ability to localise sound sources and that further work in this area is justified.