A visual and force feedback for multi-robot teleoperation in outdoor environments: A preliminary result

Ayoung Hong, Heinrich Bulthoff, Hyoung Il Son

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Abstract

For teleoperation of multiple mobile robots (e.g., unmanned aerial vehicles), a better situational awareness of remote environments is crucial for good performance. Visual and force feedback are the most common ways to perceive the environments accurately using a vision system and a haptic device, respectively. In outdoor environments, however, it is difficult to use adequate/accurate sensors (e.g., global localization system) for haptic feedback of the remote environments as well as the slave robots. In this paper, we propose a visual and force feedback method to enhance a human operator's situational awareness in multi-robot teleoperation by fabricating a global view of the multi-robot system and transmitting velocity information of one, respectively, using only local information of the robots. The proposed visual feedback method, then, is evaluated via two psychophysical experiments: maneuvering and searching tests. Several measures are also proposed to assess the human operator's maneuverability and situational awareness quantitatively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Pages1471-1478
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 14
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013 - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: 2013 May 62013 May 10

Other

Other2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013
CountryGermany
CityKarlsruhe
Period13/5/613/5/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Hong, A., Bulthoff, H., & Son, H. I. (2013). A visual and force feedback for multi-robot teleoperation in outdoor environments: A preliminary result. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (pp. 1471-1478). [6630765] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2013.6630765