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robot teleoperation and perception assistance with a virtual holographic displayTeleoperation of robots in space from Earth has historically been dfficult. Speed of light delays make direct joystick-type control infeasible, so it is desirable to command a robot in a very high-level fashion. However, in order to provide such an interface, knowledge of what objects are in the robot's environment and how they can be interacted with is required. In addition, many tasks that would be desirable to perform are highly spatial, requiring some form of six degree of freedom input. These two issues can be combined, allowing the user to assist the robot's perception by identifying the locations of objects in the scene. The zSpace system, a virtual holographic environment, provides a virtual three-dimensional space superimposed over real space and a stylus tracking position and rotation inside of it. Using this system, a possible interface for this sort of robot control is proposed.
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Goddard, Charles O.
(Franklin W. Olin Coll. of Engineering Needham, MA, United States)
Date Acquired
April 10, 2015
Publication Date
August 1, 2012
Subject Category
Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Distribution Limits
asteroid missions
All-Terrain Hex-Limbed Extra-Terrestrial Explorer (ATHLETE)
robot control