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A system-level approach to automation researchAutomation is the application of self-regulating mechanical and electronic devices to processes that can be accomplished with the human organs of perception, decision, and actuation. The successful application of automation to a system process should reduce man/system interaction and the perceived complexity of the system, or should increase affordability, productivity, quality control, and safety. The expense, time constraints, and risk factors associated with extravehicular activities have led the Automation Technology Branch (ATB), as part of the NASA Automation Research and Technology Program, to investigate the use of robots and teleoperators as automation aids in the context of space operations. The ATB program addresses three major areas: (1) basic research in autonomous operations, (2) human factors research on man-machine interfaces with remote systems, and (3) the integration and analysis of automated systems. This paper reviews the current ATB research in the area of robotics and teleoperators.
Harrison, F. W. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States) Orlando, N. E. (NASA Langley Research Center Flight Dynamics and Control Div., Hampton, VA, United States)
August 12, 2013
April 1, 1984
Man/System Technology And Life Support