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Manipulator position display (MPD) for human-machine interaction
Author(s): Michael J. Massimino; Perry D. Campbell; Michael E. Kearney; Michael F. Meschler
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Paper Abstract

Human operators can have difficulty with accurately controlling the position of a remote manipulator due to, in part, a lack of knowledge of the position of the manipulator with respect to its desired position, destination, or target object to be manipulated. The objective and contribution of the research presented in this paper is to provide a Manipulator Position Display (MPD) to assist a human operator with the operation of remote manipulator systems such as the space shuttle remote manipulator system. The MPD provides the operator with six degree of freedom position cues in a graphical display format for manipulator operations. The display provides these cues based on position (both translation and orientation) data from the manipulator system data stream. Preliminary experimental results have shown that the display significantly improved operator performance for a simulated space manipulation task, while reducing training requirements and operator workload.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2057, Telemanipulator Technology and Space Telerobotics, (21 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.164893
Show Author Affiliations
Michael J. Massimino, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (United States)
Perry D. Campbell, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (United States)
Michael E. Kearney, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (United States)
Michael F. Meschler, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2057:
Telemanipulator Technology and Space Telerobotics
Won Soo Kim, Editor(s)

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