Virtual reality and telepresence control of robots used in hazardous environments

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The purpose of this project was to explore the application of teleoperation and telepresence control to robots in hazardous environments at Los Alamos. The primary use of this technology would be in a glove-box type operation potentially allowing operators to work on hazardous materials while being completely removed from the danger of exposure in situations that are difficult to completely automate due to the highly unstructured environments or off-normal conditions. This project focused on determining the most appropriate tools and methods that could be applied in the near future resulting in a reasonably inexpensive working teleoperation or telepresence control system ... continued below

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Bronisz, L.E. & Pittman, P.C. October 1, 1996.

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The purpose of this project was to explore the application of teleoperation and telepresence control to robots in hazardous environments at Los Alamos. The primary use of this technology would be in a glove-box type operation potentially allowing operators to work on hazardous materials while being completely removed from the danger of exposure in situations that are difficult to completely automate due to the highly unstructured environments or off-normal conditions. This project focused on determining the most appropriate tools and methods that could be applied in the near future resulting in a reasonably inexpensive working teleoperation or telepresence control system for industrial robots used in the handling of hazardous materials. Several topics had to be addressed to perform this task including input devices, control systems, robot manipulators, and simulation techniques or packages. Much of the work is still in the developmental stage and hardware will follow -- providing a usable tool for glove box robot control.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97000305

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  • Other: DE97000305
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-3230
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/383571 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 383571
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc689030

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Bronisz, L.E. & Pittman, P.C. Virtual reality and telepresence control of robots used in hazardous environments, report, October 1, 1996; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc689030/: accessed April 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.