The Human Exploration Telerobotics Project: Objectives, Approach, and Testing

Terrence W. Fong, Chris Provencher, Mark Micire, Myron Diftler, Reginald Berka, Bill Bluethmann, and David Mittman
2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference, March, 2012.


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Abstract
In this paper, we present an overview of the NASA Human Exploration Telerobotics (HET) project. The purpose of HET is to demonstrate and assess how telerobotics can improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity of human exploration missions. To do this, we are developing and testing advanced robots remotely operated by ground controllers on Earth and by crew on the International Space Station. The outcome of these tests will provide insight into the requirements, benefits, limitations, costs and risks of integrating advanced telerobotics into future human missions. In addition, the engineering data acquired during these tests will inform the design of future telerobotic systems.

Keywords
teleoperation, telerobotics, space exploration

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Text Reference
Terrence W. Fong, Chris Provencher, Mark Micire, Myron Diftler, Reginald Berka, Bill Bluethmann, and David Mittman, "The Human Exploration Telerobotics Project: Objectives, Approach, and Testing," 2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference, March, 2012.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Fong_2012_7012,
   author = "Terrence W Fong and Chris Provencher and Mark Micire and Myron Diftler and Reginald Berka and Bill Bluethmann and David Mittman",
   title = "The Human Exploration Telerobotics Project: Objectives, Approach, and Testing",
   booktitle = "2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference",
   month = "March",
   year = "2012",
}