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Experiments in teleoperator and autonomous control of space robotic vehiclesA program of research embracing teleoperator and automatic navigational control of freely flying satellite robots is presented. Current research goals include: (1) developing visual operator interfaces for improved vehicle teleoperation; (2) determining the effects of different visual interface system designs on operator performance; and (3) achieving autonomous vision-based vehicle navigation and control. This research program combines virtual-environment teleoperation studies and neutral-buoyancy experiments using a space-robot simulator vehicle currently under development. Visual-interface design options under investigation include monoscopic versus stereoscopic displays and cameras, helmet-mounted versus panel-mounted display monitors, head-tracking versus fixed or manually steerable remote cameras, and the provision of vehicle-fixed visual cues, or markers, in the remote scene for improved sensing of vehicle position, orientation, and motion.
Document ID
19920046588
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Alexander, Harold L. (MIT Cambridge, MA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
Subject Category
SPACE COMMUNICATIONS, SPACECRAFT COMMUNICATIONS, COMMAND AND TRACKING
Meeting Information
1991 American Control Conference(Boston, MA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-21
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other