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Virtual window telepresence system for telerobotic inspection
Author(s): Gregory K. Tharp; Samad Hayati; Linh Phan
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Paper Abstract

Telerobotic inspection can be used in environments that are too hazardous, removed, or expensive for direct human inspection. Telerobotic inspection is a complex task requiring an operator to control and coordinate a robot and sensors, while monitoring and interpreting sensor data to detect flaws. A virtual window telepresence system has been developed to aid the operator in performing these inspections. While the operator is looking at a monitor displaying stereo video from cameras mounted on the robot, the system tracks operator head position and moves the robot to create the illusion that the operator is looking out a window. This interface allows the operator to naturally specify desired viewpoint and enables him to concentrate on the visual examination of the area that may contain a flaw.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2351, Telemanipulator and Telepresence Technologies, (21 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.197330
Show Author Affiliations
Gregory K. Tharp, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Samad Hayati, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Linh Phan, SoHaR Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2351:
Telemanipulator and Telepresence Technologies
Hari Das, Editor(s)

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