25 May 2012 Enhanced operator perception through 3D vision and haptic feedback
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Proceedings Volume 8387, Unmanned Systems Technology XIV; 838711 (2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919306
Event: SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing, 2012, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Polaris Sensor Technologies (PST) has developed a stereo vision upgrade kit for TALON® robot systems comprised of a replacement gripper camera and a replacement mast zoom camera on the robot, and a replacement display in the Operator Control Unit (OCU). Harris Corporation has developed a haptic manipulation upgrade for TALON® robot systems comprised of a replacement arm and gripper and an OCU that provides haptic (force) feedback. PST and Harris have recently collaborated to integrate the 3D vision system with the haptic manipulation system. In multiple studies done at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri it has been shown that 3D vision and haptics provide more intuitive perception of complicated scenery and improved robot arm control, allowing for improved mission performance and the potential for reduced time on target. This paper discusses the potential benefits of these enhancements to robotic systems used for the domestic homeland security mission.
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Richard Edmondson, Kenneth Light, Andrew Bodenhamer, Paul Bosscher, Loren Wilkinson, "Enhanced operator perception through 3D vision and haptic feedback", Proc. SPIE 8387, Unmanned Systems Technology XIV, 838711 (25 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919306; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.919306

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