The Application of Telepresence and Virtual Reality to Subsea Exploration

B. P. Hine III, C. Stoker, M. Sims, D. Rasmussen, P. Hontalas, Terrence W. Fong, J. Steele, D. Barch, D. Andersen, E. Miles, and E. Nygren
The 2nd Workshop on Mobile Robots for Subsea Environments, Proc. ROV'94, May, 1994.


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Abstract
The operation of remote science exploration vehicles benefits greatly from the application of advanced telepresence and virtual reality operator interfaces. Telepresence, or the projection of the human sensory apparatus into a remote location, can provide scientists with a much greater intuitive understanding of the environment in which they are working than simple camera-display systems. Likewise virtual reality, or the use of highly interactive three-dimensional computer graphics, can both enhance an operator's situational awareness of an environment and also compensate (to some degree) for low bandwidth and/or long time delays in the communications channel between the operator and the vehicle. These advanced operator interfaces are important for terrestrial science and exploration applications, and are critical for missions involving the exploration of other planetary surfaces, such as on Mars. The undersea environment provides an excellent terrestrial analog to science exploration and operations on another planetary surface.

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Text Reference
B. P. Hine III, C. Stoker, M. Sims, D. Rasmussen, P. Hontalas, Terrence W. Fong, J. Steele, D. Barch, D. Andersen, E. Miles, and E. Nygren, "The Application of Telepresence and Virtual Reality to Subsea Exploration," The 2nd Workshop on Mobile Robots for Subsea Environments, Proc. ROV'94, May, 1994.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Fong_1994_2797,
   author = "B. P. Hine III and C. Stoker and M. Sims and D. Rasmussen and P. Hontalas and Terrence W Fong and J. Steele and D. Barch and D. Andersen and E. Miles and E. Nygren",
   title = "The Application of Telepresence and Virtual Reality to Subsea Exploration",
   booktitle = "The 2nd Workshop on Mobile Robots for Subsea Environments, Proc. ROV'94",
   month = "May",
   year = "1994",
}