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Using VE for training and augmenting human performance in forestry telemanipulation
Author(s): Jean-Francois Lapointe; Paul Freedman; Paul Mackenzie; Jean-Marc Robert
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Paper Abstract

Processing harvesters are forestry telemanipulators that can fell, delimb, cut and pile trees in only one sequence of operations. They are complex machines and operators need between 4 and 6 months of practice to become productive. This paper describes work in progress concerning the development of a computerized environment that uses 3D graphics, audio feedback and real-time interactivity to create a virtual environment (VE) similar to one of a processing harvester. This virtual environment will be used both to train operators and to test new user interfaces that could enhance performance and/or reduce operation's learning time, as well as improve the overall productivity by allowing operators to train without taking machines out of service.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2901, Telemanipulator and Telepresence Technologies III, (17 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.263004
Show Author Affiliations
Jean-Francois Lapointe, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)
Paul Freedman, Ctr. de Recherche Informatique de Montreal (Canada)
Paul Mackenzie, Ctr. de Recherche Informatique de Montreal (Canada)
Jean-Marc Robert, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2901:
Telemanipulator and Telepresence Technologies III
Matthew R. Stein, Editor(s)

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