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29 December 2004 Head-aimed vision system improves tele-operated mobility
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Proceedings Volume 5609, Mobile Robots XVII; (2004)
Event: Optics East, 2004, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
A head-aimed vision system greatly improves the situational awareness and decision speed for tele-operations of mobile robots. With head-aimed vision, the tele-operator wears a head-mounted display and a small three axis head-position measuring device. Wherever the operator looks, the remote sensing system "looks". When the system is properly designed, the operator's occipital lobes are "fooled" into believing that the operator is actually on the remote robot. The result is at least a doubling of: situational awareness, threat identification speed, and target tracking ability. Proper system design must take into account: precisely matching fields of view; optical gain; and latency below 100 milliseconds. When properly designed, a head-aimed system does not cause nausea, even with prolonged use.
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Kent Massey "Head-aimed vision system improves tele-operated mobility", Proc. SPIE 5609, Mobile Robots XVII, (29 December 2004);

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