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Telerobotic management system: coordinating multiple human operators with multiple robots
Author(s): Jamie W. King; Raymond Pretty; Brendan Brothers; Raymond G. Gosine
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an application called the Tele-robotic management system (TMS) for coordinating multiple operators with multiple robots for applications such as underground mining. TMS utilizes several graphical interfaces to allow the user to define a partially ordered plan for multiple robots. This plan is then converted to a Petri net for execution and monitoring. TMS uses a distributed framework to allow robots and operators to easily integrate with the applications. This framework allows robots and operators to join the network and advertise their capabilities through services. TMS then decides whether tasks should be dispatched to a robot or a remote operator based on the services offered by the robots and operators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5083, Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology V, (30 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.487039
Show Author Affiliations
Jamie W. King, Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland (Canada)
Raymond Pretty, Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland (Canada)
Brendan Brothers, Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland (Canada)
Raymond G. Gosine, Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5083:
Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology V
Grant R. Gerhart; Charles M. Shoemaker; Douglas W. Gage, Editor(s)

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