Senior Research Scientist, VTT, Finland
October 2007 – January 2008. Working with Stanley Peters, CSLI
Skill shortages are reported in many manual occupations throughout the world. My study investigates the need for, and feasibility of, real-time communication of manual skills by computer technology. Initial findings indicate that the principal barrier to the real-time communication of manual skills by computers is the difficulty of modeling and evaluating human motion. Until evaluation using computer vision is feasible in on-the-job training situations, the real-time communication of manual skills without human instructors will be feasible only in controlled environments such as training centers.