20 February 1987 Telerobotics: Problems In Display, Control And Communication
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Proceedings Volume 0729, Space Station Automation II; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.964880
Event: Cambridge Symposium_Intelligent Robotics Systems, 1986, Cambridge, MA, United States
An experimental telerobotics (TR) simulation is described suitable for studying human operator (H.O.) performance. Simple manipulator pick-and-place and tracking tasks allowed quantitative comparison of a number of calligraphic display viewing conditions. The Ames-Berkeley enhanced perspective display was utilized in conjunction with an experimental helmet mounted display system (HM0IFIt provided stereoscopic enhanced views. Two degree-of-freedom rotations of the head were measured with a Helmholtz coil instrument and these angles used to compute a directional conical window into a 3-D simulation. The vector elements within the window were then transformed by projective geometry calculations to an intermediate stereoscopic display, received by two video cameras and imaged onto the HID mini-display units (one-inch CRT video receivers) mounted on the helmet. An introduced communication delay was found to oroduce decrease in performance. In considerable part, this difficulty could be compensated for by preview control information. That neurological control of normal human movement contains a sampled data period of 0.2 seconds may relate to this robustness of H.0. control to delay. A number of control modes could be compared in this TR simulation, including displacement, rate iiracceleratory control using position and force joysticks. A homeomorphic controller turned out to be no better than joysticks; the adaptive properties of the H.O. can apparently permit quite good control over a variety of controller configurations and control modes. Training by optimal control example seemed helpful in preliminary experiments.
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Lawrence Stark, Lawrence Stark, Won-Soo Kim, Won-Soo Kim, Frank Tendick, Frank Tendick, Mitchell Tyler, Mitchell Tyler, Blake Hannaford, Blake Hannaford, Wissam Barakat, Wissam Barakat, Olaf Bergengruen, Olaf Bergengruen, Louis Braddi, Louis Braddi, Joseph Eisenberg, Joseph Eisenberg, Stephen Ellis, Stephen Ellis, Steven Ethiar, Steven Ethiar, Denise Flora, Denise Flora, Sanjay Gidwani, Sanjay Gidwani, Ronald Heglie, Ronald Heglie, Nam Heui Kim, Nam Heui Kim, Bryan Martel, Bryan Martel, Mark Misplon, Mark Misplon, Eric Moore, Eric Moore, Steven Moore, Steven Moore, An Nguyen, An Nguyen, Cecilia Nguyen, Cecilia Nguyen, Scott Orlosky, Scott Orlosky, Girish Patel, Girish Patel, Michael Rizzi, Michael Rizzi, Eric Shaffer, Eric Shaffer, Mitch Sutter, Mitch Sutter, Harris Wong, Harris Wong, } "Telerobotics: Problems In Display, Control And Communication", Proc. SPIE 0729, Space Station Automation II, (20 February 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.964880; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.964880

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