VIRTUAL REALITY USER-INTERFACE FOR ACTUALIZING A ROBOT (VIRTUAL-ROBOT) SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 16954
Amount: $49,910.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
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Abstract
TIME-DELAYS AND LIMITED SENSORY FEEDBACK OF REMOTE TELEROBOTIC SYSTEMS TEND TO DISORIENT TELEOPERATORS AND DRAMATICALLY DECREASE THE OPERATOR'S PERFORMANCE. TO ELIMINATE THESE EFFECTS, A VIRTUAL REALITY USER-INTERFACE FOR ACTUALIZING A ROBOT (VIRTUAL-ROBOT) SYSTEM WILL BE DESIGNED. THE VIRTUAL-ROBOT SYSTEM WILL TOTALLY IMMERSE THE OPERATOR IN A SIMULATION OF THE REMOTE TELEROBOTIC ENVIRONMENT AND WILL INTERCEPT OPERATOR COMMANDS AND PROVIDEINSTANTANEOUS GRAPHICAL SIMULATION OF THE EFFECT OF THE COMMAND ON THE TELEROBOT WHILE RELAYING THE COMMAND TO THE REMOTE TELEROBOT. THE SYSTEM WILL ENSURE THE INTEGRITY OF THE SIMULATION BY USING VISUAL UPDATES FROM THE REMOTE ENVIRONMENT TO CORRECT THE SIMULATED ENVIRONMENT, IF DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN THE SIMULATED AND REMOTE ENVIRONMENT OCCUR. TIME-DELAYS AND LIMITED SENSORY FEEDBACK OF REMOTE TELEROBOTIC SYSTEMS TEND TO DISORIENT TELEOPERATORS AND DRAMATICALLY DECREASE THE OPERATOR'S PERFORMANCE. TO ELIMINATE THESE EFFECTS, A VIRTUAL REALITY USER-INTERFACE FOR ACTUALIZING A ROBOT (VIRTUAL-ROBOT) SYSTEM WILL BE DESIGNED. THE VIRTUAL-ROBOT SYSTEM WILL TOTALLY IMMERSE THE OPERATOR IN A SIMULATION OF THE REMOTE TELEROBOTIC ENVIRONMENT AND WILL INTERCEPT OPERATOR COMMANDS AND PROVIDEINSTANTANEOUS GRAPHICAL SIMULATION OF THE EFFECT OF THE COMMAND ON THE TELEROBOT WHILE RELAYING THE COMMAND TO THE REMOTE TELEROBOT. THE SYSTEM WILL ENSURE THE INTEGRITY OF THE SIMULATION BY USING VISUAL UPDATES FROM THE REMOTE ENVIRONMENT TO CORRECT THE SIMULATED ENVIRONMENT, IF DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN THE SIMULATED AND REMOTE ENVIRONMENT OCCUR.

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