Autonomous Robots

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 59–68 | Cite as

Virtual Reality Interfaces for Visualization and Control of Remote Vehicles

  • Laurent A. Nguyen
  • Maria Bualat
  • Laurence J. Edwards
  • Lorenzo Flueckiger
  • Charles Neveu
  • Kurt Schwehr
  • Michael D. Wagner
  • Eric Zbinden
Article

Abstract

The Autonomy and Robotics Area (ARA) at NASA Ames Research Center has investigated the use of various types of Virtual Reality-based operator interfaces to remotely control complex robotic mechanisms. In this paper, we describe the major accomplishments and technology applications of the ARA in this area, and highlight the advantages and issues related to this technology.

visualization robotics virtual reality planetary exploration user interfaces remote control 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Laurent A. Nguyen
    • 1
  • Maria Bualat
    • 2
  • Laurence J. Edwards
    • 3
  • Lorenzo Flueckiger
    • 4
  • Charles Neveu
    • 3
  • Kurt Schwehr
    • 1
  • Michael D. Wagner
    • 1
  • Eric Zbinden
    • 3
  1. 1.Recom Technologies, Inc., Autonomy and Robotics Area, Mail Stop 269-3NASA Ames Research CenterMoffett Field
  2. 2.Autonomy and Robotics Area, Mail Stop 269-3NASA Ames Research CenterMoffett Field
  3. 3.Caelum Research Corp., Autonomy and Robotics Area, Mail Stop 269-3NASA Ames Research CenterMoffett Field
  4. 4.NASA Ames Associate, Autonomy and Robotics Area, Mail Stop 269-3NASA Ames Research CenterMoffett Field

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