22 September 1997 Modular planning/control architecture for the semiautonomous control of telerobots in a hazardous environment
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Proceedings Volume 3209, Sensor Fusion and Decentralized Control in Autonomous Robotic Systems; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.287636
Event: Intelligent Systems and Advanced Manufacturing, 1997, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Abstract
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has demonstrated, evaluated, and deployed a telerobotic approach for the remote retrieval of hazardous and radioactive wastes from underground storage tanks. The telerobotic system, built by Spar Aerospace Ltd., is capable of dislodging and removing sludge and gravel- like wastes without endangering the human operators through contact with the environment. Working in partnership with Washington University, ORNL has implemented an Event based planner/function based sharing control (FBSC) as an integral part of their overall telerobotic architecture. These aspects of the system enable the seamless union of the human operator and an autonomous controller in such a way to emphasize safety without any loss of performance. The cooperation between ORNL, Spar, and Washington University requires an open and modular control software architecture to enable the parallel development of various components of the system. ControlShell has been used as the underlying software architecture to help meet these criteria of generality and modularity.
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Tzyh-Jong Tarn, Tzyh-Jong Tarn, Kevin Brady, Kevin Brady, Ning Xi, Ning Xi, Lonnie Love, Lonnie Love, Peter Lloyd, Peter Lloyd, Barry Burks, Barry Burks, Hurley Davis, Hurley Davis, } "Modular planning/control architecture for the semiautonomous control of telerobots in a hazardous environment", Proc. SPIE 3209, Sensor Fusion and Decentralized Control in Autonomous Robotic Systems, (22 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.287636; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.287636
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