17 December 1996 Using VE for training and augmenting human performance in forestry telemanipulation
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Processing harvesters are forestry telemanipulators that can fell, delimb, cut and pile trees in only one sequence of operations. They are complex machines and operators need between 4 and 6 months of practice to become productive. This paper describes work in progress concerning the development of a computerized environment that uses 3D graphics, audio feedback and real-time interactivity to create a virtual environment (VE) similar to one of a processing harvester. This virtual environment will be used both to train operators and to test new user interfaces that could enhance performance and/or reduce operation's learning time, as well as improve the overall productivity by allowing operators to train without taking machines out of service.
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Jean-Francois Lapointe, Jean-Francois Lapointe, Paul Freedman, Paul Freedman, Paul Mackenzie, Paul Mackenzie, Jean-Marc Robert, Jean-Marc Robert, } "Using VE for training and augmenting human performance in forestry telemanipulation", Proc. SPIE 2901, Telemanipulator and Telepresence Technologies III, (17 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.263004; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.263004


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