Man-Machine Communication in Remote Manipulation: Task-Oriented Supervisory Command Language (TOSC).
Final technical rept. 2 Feb 79-1 Feb 80,
PERCEPTRONICS INC WOODLAND HILLS CALIF
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This report covers research and development directed toward the investigation and optimization of man-machine communication in computer-aided remote manipulation. The purpose of this program was to determine through analytical and experimental studies the relationships between primary man-machine communication factors and system performance, and to develop and demonstrate a communication design methodology to improve operator performance with remotely controlled systems. Specific objectives included the following 1 to perform an analysis of communications requirements in computer-aided manipulation and closely related areas of adaptive and autonomous control, 2 to establish an experimental system for study of task-oriented supervisory control of a remote manipulator, 3 to implement and evaluate communication systems, encompassing both language and interface, designed to permit natural and efficient control of a variety of remote manipulation tasks, 4 to identify the primary factors influencing the success of shared man-computer control, and to establish quantitative relationships between these factors and the system performance measures, and 5 to provide guidelines for the design of man-computer communication in subsequent autonomous, adaptive and remotely-manned systems.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems