Remote Control of Vehicles
QINETIQ LTD FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)
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The remote guidance of vehicles or tools in inaccessible or hazardous environments is of considerable military interest. The control performance achieved with these systems is dependent on the information received by a human operator. Sensors such as Night Vision Goggles NVG mounted on the head, or cameras mounted on the vehicle or tool can be used to provide such information, and bow many sensors and where the sensors are positioned will depend on the task to be performed. Two experiments have been conducted to assess the effects on performance of presenting monocular, stereoscopic, or enhanced stereoscopic hyperstereoscopic information to the operator. One experiment used a head-mounted system to investigate the effects of these viewing systems on depth perception under static and dynamic conditions. In the other experiment cameras were mounted on a remotely controlled vehicle to investigate the effects the different viewing systems on vehicle control. Two tasks were used in this second investigation one was a driving task, the other a manipulation task.
- Safety Engineering