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Interactive intelligent remote operations: application to space robotics
Author(s): Erick Dupuis; G. Ross Gillett; Pierre Boulanger; Eric Edwards; Michael G. Lipsett
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Paper Abstract

A set of tolls addressing the problems specific to the control and monitoring of remote robotic systems from extreme distances has been developed. The tools include the capability to model and visualize the remote environment, to generate and edit complex task scripts, to execute the scripts to supervisory control mode and to monitor and diagnostic equipment from multiple remote locations. Two prototype systems are implemented for demonstration. The first demonstration, using a prototype joint design called Dexter, shows the applicability of the approach to space robotic operation in low Earth orbit. The second demonstration uses a remotely controlled excavator in an operational open-pit tar sand mine. This demonstrates that the tools developed can also be used for planetary exploration operations as well as for terrestrial mining applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 November 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3840, Telemanipulator and Telepresence Technologies VI, (8 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.369275
Show Author Affiliations
Erick Dupuis, Canadian Space Agency (Canada)
G. Ross Gillett, MacDonald Dettwiler Space and Advanced Robotics Ltd. (Canada)
Pierre Boulanger, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Eric Edwards, Xiphos Technologies Inc. (Canada)
Michael G. Lipsett, Syncrude Canada Ltd. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3840:
Telemanipulator and Telepresence Technologies VI
Matthew R. Stein, Editor(s)

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