Operator-centered control of a semi-autonomous industrial robot

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This paper presents work done by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Remotec, Inc., to develop a new operator-centered control system for Remotec`s Andros telerobot. Andros robots are presently used by numerous electric utilities, the armed forces, and numerous law enforcement agencies to perform tasks which are hazardous for human operators. This project has automated task components and enhanced the video graphics display of the robot`s position in the environment to significantly reduce operator workload. The procedure of automating a telerobot requires the addition of computer power to the robot, along with a variety of sensors and encoders to provide information ... continued below

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Spelt, P.F. & Jones, S.L. December 31, 1994.

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  • Spelt, P.F. Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
  • Jones, S.L. REMOTEC, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

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This paper presents work done by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Remotec, Inc., to develop a new operator-centered control system for Remotec`s Andros telerobot. Andros robots are presently used by numerous electric utilities, the armed forces, and numerous law enforcement agencies to perform tasks which are hazardous for human operators. This project has automated task components and enhanced the video graphics display of the robot`s position in the environment to significantly reduce operator workload. The procedure of automating a telerobot requires the addition of computer power to the robot, along with a variety of sensors and encoders to provide information about the robots performance in and relationship to its environment The resulting vehicle serves as a platform for research on strategies to integrate automated tasks with those performed by a human operator. The addition of these capabilities will greatly enhance the safety and efficiency of performance in hazardous environments.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95007384

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  • 38. annual meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Nashville, TN (United States), 24-28 Oct 1994

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  • Other: DE95007384
  • Report No.: CONF-941086--4
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 29451
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc688330

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Spelt, P.F. & Jones, S.L. Operator-centered control of a semi-autonomous industrial robot, article, December 31, 1994; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc688330/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.