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26 March 1993 Visual interface issues in space teleoperation in a virtual environment
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Proceedings Volume 1833, Telemanipulator Technology; (1993)
Event: Applications in Optical Science and Engineering, 1992, Boston, MA, United States
In this research effort, we are investigating various issues related to visual feedback and operator performance when controlling a teleoperated vehicle in a remote environment. Because these human factor issues are difficult to test in a real teleoperation environment, computer modeling has been used to simulate the dynamics of a remote vehicle. The real-time computer simulation also provides a visual feedback display to the operator, who manually controls the motion of the vehicle. The primary interface issue investigated is the format of the remote vehicle image. The operator views a real-time display of the environment as viewed from the vehicle, as if there was a camera mounted on the front of the vehicle. Display configurations which are being investigated include a video monitor display, a head-mounted stereoscopic display, and a head-mounted stereoscopic display with head-tracking, which provides an isomorphic transformation between the orientation of the operator's head and the direction of view 'out of' the remote vehicle.
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Mark E. Vidov and Harold L. Alexander "Visual interface issues in space teleoperation in a virtual environment", Proc. SPIE 1833, Telemanipulator Technology, (26 March 1993);

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