Accession Number : ADP010628


Title :   Telepresence and Intervention Robotics


Corporate Author : LABORATOIRE DE ROBOTIQUE DE PARIS VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY (FRANCE)


Personal Author(s) : Cislo, Nathalie


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/p010628.pdf


Report Date : 01 Nov 2000


Pagination or Media Count : 11


Abstract : In the field of Mobile Robotics applications dedicated to inspection or intervention in hostile, unreachable or unstructured environments, human operators are processed in the control loop developed for a Telepresence System. On the one hand dynamic situations suffer from a lack of automation degree by mobile robots but on the other hand a complete task robotisation can run counter to economic or human constraints. In mine clearance activity for instance. mobile robots and especially teleoperated semi-legged robots can be seen as a solution, not to replace the mine clearance specialists, but as a safe tool for human operators in some well-defined situations. As human interaction with a machine is often oriented towards application, the teleoperation of a mobile robot under geometrical constraints is not easy to achieve if no training period occurred previously for the operator. A foothridge exists between training and relevant missions on navigation tasks: a real activity with a mobile robot can be prepared in a micro-world - a virtual world or an Augmented Reality world.


Descriptors :   *ROBOTICS , *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , *TELEOPERATORS , CONTROL , TIME INTERVALS , SYMPOSIA , AUTOMATION , INTERACTIONS , TOOLS , DYNAMICS , ROBOTS , NAVIGATION , MOBILE , MISSIONS , SAFETY , MINE CLEARANCE , SPECIALISTS , OPERATORS(PERSONNEL) , LOOPS , VIRTUAL REALITY


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Cybernetics
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE