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Enhanced operator perception through 3D vision and haptic feedback
Author(s): Richard Edmondson; Kenneth Light; Andrew Bodenhamer; Paul Bosscher; Loren Wilkinson
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Paper Abstract

Polaris Sensor Technologies (PST) has developed a stereo vision upgrade kit for TALON® robot systems comprised of a replacement gripper camera and a replacement mast zoom camera on the robot, and a replacement display in the Operator Control Unit (OCU). Harris Corporation has developed a haptic manipulation upgrade for TALON® robot systems comprised of a replacement arm and gripper and an OCU that provides haptic (force) feedback. PST and Harris have recently collaborated to integrate the 3D vision system with the haptic manipulation system. In multiple studies done at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri it has been shown that 3D vision and haptics provide more intuitive perception of complicated scenery and improved robot arm control, allowing for improved mission performance and the potential for reduced time on target. This paper discusses the potential benefits of these enhancements to robotic systems used for the domestic homeland security mission.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 2012
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8387, Unmanned Systems Technology XIV, 838711 (25 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919306
Show Author Affiliations
Richard Edmondson, Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Kenneth Light, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Andrew Bodenhamer, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Paul Bosscher, Harris Corp. (United States)
Loren Wilkinson, Harris Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8387:
Unmanned Systems Technology XIV
Robert E. Karlsen; Douglas W. Gage; Charles M. Shoemaker; Grant R. Gerhart, Editor(s)

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