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Making remote manipulators easy to use
Author(s): Raymond W. Harrigan; Phil C. Bennett
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Paper Abstract

Perhaps the most basic barrier to the widespread deployment of remote manipulators is that they are very difficult to use. Remote manual operations are fatiguing and tedious, while fully autonomous systems are seldom able to function in changing and unstructured environments. An alternative approach to these extremes is to exploit computer control while leaving the operator in the loop to take advantage of the operator's perceptual and decision-making capabilities. This paper describes research that is enabling gradual introduction of computer control and decision making into operator-supervised robotic manipulation systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4364, Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology III, (20 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.439976
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Raymond W. Harrigan, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Phil C. Bennett, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4364:
Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology III
Grant R. Gerhart; Chuck M. Shoemaker, Editor(s)

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