Operator Interface Design Issues In A Low-Bandwidth And High-Latency Vehicle Teleoperation System

J. Kay and Chuck Thorpe
International Conference on Environmental Systems, July, 1995.


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Abstract
Guiding a remote vehicle when real time image transmission is not possible is an important problem in the field of teleoperation. In such a situation, it is impractical to put an operator behind a steering wheel and expect accurate steering. In semi-autonomous teleoperation, an operator designates the path that the vehicle should follow in an image of the scene transmitted from the vehicle, and the vehicle autonomously follows this path. Previous techniques for semi-autonomous teleoperation require stereo image data, or inaccurately track paths on non-planar terrain. STRIPE is a method for accurate semi-autonomous teleoperation using monocular image data. By combining techniques in computer control, artificial intelligence, and intelligent user interfaces, we are designing a unique system for remote operation of a vehicle across low-bandwidth and high-delay transmission links.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): NavLab
Associated Project(s): Supervised TeleRobotics using Incremental Polyhedral-Earth geometry
Note: Appears as SAE Technical Report 951485. Warrendale, PA: Society of Automotive Engineers International

Text Reference
J. Kay and Chuck Thorpe, "Operator Interface Design Issues In A Low-Bandwidth And High-Latency Vehicle Teleoperation System," International Conference on Environmental Systems, July, 1995.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Thorpe_1995_1634,
   author = "J. Kay and Chuck Thorpe",
   title = "Operator Interface Design Issues In A Low-Bandwidth And High-Latency Vehicle Teleoperation System",
   booktitle = "International Conference on Environmental Systems",
   month = "July",
   year = "1995",
   Notes = "Appears as SAE Technical Report 951485. Warrendale, PA: Society of Automotive Engineers International"
}