ISS Crew Control of Surface Telerobots

Maria Bualat, Matthew Deans, Terrence W. Fong, Chris Provencher, Debra Schreckenghost, and Ernest Smith
Global Space Exploration Conference, May, 2012.


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Abstract
As part of NASA’s Human Exploration Telerobotics (HET) project, we are planning to conduct a test in which ISS crew remotely operates a planetary rover. This “Surface Telerobotics” test will obtain baseline engineering data and will improve our understanding of how to: (1) deploy a crew-controlled telerobotics system for performing surface activities and (2) conduct joint human-robot exploration operations. This test will also help reduce risks for future deep-space human missions, identify technical gaps, and refine key system requirements. In this paper, we first provide the context and motivation for Surface Telerobotics. We then describe the key systems that will be used in the test. Finally, we describe our test objectives and experimental design.

Keywords
space exploration, space station, telerobotics

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Text Reference
Maria Bualat, Matthew Deans, Terrence W. Fong, Chris Provencher, Debra Schreckenghost, and Ernest Smith, "ISS Crew Control of Surface Telerobots," Global Space Exploration Conference, May, 2012.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Deans_2012_7340,
   author = "Maria Bualat and Matthew Deans and Terrence W Fong and Chris Provencher and Debra Schreckenghost and Ernest Smith",
   title = "ISS Crew Control of Surface Telerobots",
   booktitle = "Global Space Exploration Conference",
   publisher = "International Astronautical Federation",
   month = "May",
   year = "2012",
}