telerobot


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telerobot

[‚tel·ə′rō‚bät]
(control systems)
A type of teleoperator that embodies features of a robot and is programmed for communication with a human operator in a high-level language but can revert to direct control in the event of unplanned contingencies.
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This paper has developed a real-time task-based control method of a telerobot in a precise interactive teleoperation environment.
References [8,11-13] are for telerobots and [ 9,14-17] are for cooperative robots.
Our research team give another solution for the telerobot control.
The next step in development of our telerobot system is to include in the AR interface not only the visual sense, but also the haptic, using haptic gloves and HMD to command and control the process.
The concept of "human supervisory control" (Sheridan, 1992) that underlies a telerobot is illustrated in figure 1.
For example, the da Vinci robot surgical system (developed by Intuitive Surgical Systems) and similar telerobots enable surgeons to conduct minimally invasive surgery with greater dexterity and to perform delicate procedures that would be very difficult without robotic help.
Most of the telerobots will take the form of a submarine.
haptic haptic (international scientific vocabulary, from Greek haptesthai, to touch, circa 1890) 1: relating to or based on the sense of touch 2: characterized by a predilection for the sense of touch, a haptic person haptics 1: the study or practice relating to haptic properties 2: human haptics: human touch perception and manipulation machine haptics; manipulation and sensing with robots and telerobots 3: computer haptics: touchable computer-generated objects 4 : haptic interface: human-machine interface using the haptic sensorimotor modality
(jks@ai.mit.edu), a principal research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., is on leave to work with Intuitive Surgical, Mountain View, Calif., on surgical telerobots, and with SensAble Technologies, Cambridge, Mass., on new haptic technology.
Television news and the movies have awed viewers with the feats of telerobots - docile machines that do the exact bidding of a remote operator, often performing tasks beyond the capability of human beings.
Telerobots have been used for many years to defuse bombs, handle hazardous wastes and radioactive materials, and explore the ocean and outer space.
In the automobile, electric appliances, steel, construction, mining, and utility industries, for instance, telerobots could be developed to perform labor-intensive tasks in environments that are unsafe for humans, according to the researchers.