Sensors, Controls, and Man-Machine Interface for Advanced Teleoperation

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Science  20 Jun 1980:
Vol. 208, Issue 4450, pp. 1327-1335
DOI: 10.1126/science.208.4450.1327


Some advances have been made in teleoperator technology through the introduction of various sensors, computers, automation, and new man-machine interface devices and techniques for remote manipulator control. The development of dexterous articulated mechanisms, smart sensors, flexible computer controls, intelligent man-machine interfaces, and innovative system designs for advanced teleoperation is, however, far from complete, and poses many interdisciplinary challenges. This article summarizes the state of the art, gives a brief outline of the basic problems, and presents the results of teleoperator research and development at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.