Teleoperation with significant dynamics
Abstract: The subject of this thesis is teleoperation, and especially teleoperation with demanding time constraints due to significant dynamics inherent in the task. A comprehensive background is given, describing many aspects of teleoperation, from history and applications to operator interface hardware and relevant control theory concepts. Then follows a presentation of the research done by the author.Two prototypical highly dynamic teleoperation tasks have been attempted: high speed driving, and ball catching. Systems have been developed for both, employing operator interfaces tailored to facilitate perception of the remote scene and including assistive features to promote successful task completion within the required time frame. Prediction of the state at the remote site as well as of operator action has been applied to address the problem of delays arising when using the Internet as the communication channel.
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