A COMPUTER SIMULATION EXPERIMENT OF SUPERVISORY CONTROL OF REMOTE MANIPULATION
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The long term aim of this work is the modeling of the process by which the human commands and controls a real-time information system containing automatic subroutines which may be used to accomplish portions of the task. Remote manipulation is believed to have all the typical attributes of such a system yet be simple enough to be amenable to laboratory investigation. This report describes a computer simulation of a remote manipulation task and rate- controlled manipulator into the latter was built some low-level automatic decision making ability which could be used at the operators discretion to augment his direct continuous control. Under experimental investigation were the effect of transmission delay, dynamic lag and intermittent vision on human manipulative ability. This report describes further experiments in which the operator called in sequence various on-site automatic control programs of the machine, and thereby acted as a supervisor. The results suggest that the supervisory mode of operation has some advantages when the task to be performed is difficult for a human controlling directly. Results show the supervisory mode to require more training than the direct mode.
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