Operator Interfaces and Network-Based Participation for Dante II

Terrence W. Fong, Henning Pangels, David Wettergreen, E. Nygren, B. Hine, P. Hontalas, and C. Fedor
SAE 25th International Conference on Environmental Systems, July, 1995.


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Abstract
Dante II, an eight-legged walking robot developed by the Dante project, explored the active volcanic crater of Mount Spurr in July 1994. In this paper, we describe the operator interfaces and the network-based participation methods used during the Dante II mission. Both virtual environment and multi-modal operator interfaces provided mission support for supervised control of Dante II. Network-based participation methods including message communications, satellite transmission, and a WorldWideWeb server enabled remote science and public interaction. We believe that these human-machine interfaces represent a significant advance in robotic technologies for exploration.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Field Robotics Center
Associated Project(s): Dante II

Text Reference
Terrence W. Fong, Henning Pangels, David Wettergreen, E. Nygren, B. Hine, P. Hontalas, and C. Fedor, "Operator Interfaces and Network-Based Participation for Dante II," SAE 25th International Conference on Environmental Systems, July, 1995.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Fong_1995_2795,
   author = "Terrence W Fong and Henning Pangels and David Wettergreen and E. Nygren and B. Hine and P. Hontalas and C. Fedor",
   title = "Operator Interfaces and Network-Based Participation for Dante II",
   booktitle = "SAE 25th International Conference on Environmental Systems",
   month = "July",
   year = "1995",
}