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The NASA telerobot technology demonstrator
Author(s): P. S. Schenker; R. L. French; A. R. Sirota; J. R. Matijevic
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Paper Abstract

We report the ongoing development of a telerobot technology demonstrator. The demonstrator is implemented as a laboratory-based research testbed, and will show proof-of-concept for supervised automation of space assembly, servicing, and repair operations. The demonstrator system features a hierarchically layered intelligent control architecture which enables automated planning and run-time sequencing of complex tasks by a supervisory human operator. The demonstrator also provides a full bilateral force-reflecting hand control teleoperations capability. The operator may switch smoothly between the automated and teleoperated tasking modes in run-time, either on a preplanned or operator-designated basis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 1987
PDF: 24 pages
Proc. SPIE 0729, Space Station Automation II, (20 February 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.964873
Show Author Affiliations
P. S. Schenker, California Institute of Technology (United States)
R. L. French, California Institute of Technology (United States)
A. R. Sirota, California Institute of Technology (United States)
J. R. Matijevic, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0729:
Space Station Automation II
Wun C. Chiou, Editor(s)

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