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Visual interface issues in space teleoperation in a virtual environment
Author(s): Mark E. Vidov; Harold L. Alexander
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Paper Abstract

In this research effort, we are investigating various issues related to visual feedback and operator performance when controlling a teleoperated vehicle in a remote environment. Because these human factor issues are difficult to test in a real teleoperation environment, computer modeling has been used to simulate the dynamics of a remote vehicle. The real-time computer simulation also provides a visual feedback display to the operator, who manually controls the motion of the vehicle. The primary interface issue investigated is the format of the remote vehicle image. The operator views a real-time display of the environment as viewed from the vehicle, as if there was a camera mounted on the front of the vehicle. Display configurations which are being investigated include a video monitor display, a head-mounted stereoscopic display, and a head-mounted stereoscopic display with head-tracking, which provides an isomorphic transformation between the orientation of the operator's head and the direction of view 'out of' the remote vehicle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1833, Telemanipulator Technology, (26 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.142107
Show Author Affiliations
Mark E. Vidov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Harold L. Alexander, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1833:
Telemanipulator Technology
Hari Das, Editor(s)

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