Accession Number:

ADA057655

Title:

Human and Computer Control of Undersea Teleoperators

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 15 Mar 1977-14 Jun 1978

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE MAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS LAB

Report Date:

1978-07-15

Pagination or Media Count:

186.0

Abstract:

This is a review of factors pertaining to man-machine interaction in remote control of undersea vehicles, especially their manipulators and sensors. Emphasis is placed on human operator control of such teleoperator systems as a function of degree of automation, sensor-control integration and task demands for underwater search, object recovery and manipulation. Models of operator- computer performance are considered, particularly with respect to human supervisory control of semiautonomous systems. Sections of the report discuss teleoperated submersible vehicles or work platforms undersea tasks and how they can be analyzed relative roles of human and computer or other control elements control hardware sensors, communication, propulsion, manipulation, control station and how it affects the human controller control software for computer- aided manipulation, including a review of various languages and algorithms presently available human operator performance in manipulator control a review of what we now know present and prospective theoretical models of supervisory control and finally, the needs for research in this area.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE