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Novel interfaces for remote driving: gesture, haptic, and PDA
Author(s): Terrence W. Fong; Francois Conti; Sebastien Grange; Charles Baur
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Paper Abstract

Remote driving is a difficult task. Not only do operators have problems perceiving and evaluating the remote environment, but they frequently make incorrect or sub-optimal control decisions. Thus, there is a need to develop alternative approaches which make remote driving easier and more productive. To address this need, we have developed three novel user interfaces: GestureDriver, HapticDriver and PdaDriver. In this paper, we present the motivation for and design of each interface. We also discuss research issues related to the use of gesture, haptics, and palm-size computers for remote driving. Finally, we describe lessons learned, potential applications and planned extensions for each interface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 March 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4195, Mobile Robots XV and Telemanipulator and Telepresence Technologies VII, (2 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417314
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Terrence W. Fong, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
Francois Conti, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology/Lausanne (United States)
Sebastien Grange, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology/Lausanne (Switzerland)
Charles Baur, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology/Lausanne (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4195:
Mobile Robots XV and Telemanipulator and Telepresence Technologies VII
Matthew R. Stein; Howie M. Choset; Douglas W. Gage; Matthew R. Stein, Editor(s)

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