Exploiting ungrounded tactile haptic displays for mobile robotic teleoperation
conference contributionposted on 2008-01-01, 00:00 authored by Ben HoranBen Horan, Zoran NajdovskiZoran Najdovski, Saeid NahavandiSaeid Nahavandi
Teleoperated mobile robotics offer potential use in a variety of different real-world applications including hazardous materials handling, urban search and rescue and explosive ordnance handling and disposal. Recent research discusses the use of Haptic technology in increasing task immersion and teleoperator performance. This work investigates the utility of low-cost, ungrounded tactile haptic interfaces in mobile robotic teleoperation. In order to achieve the desired implementation using only tactile sensation presents distinct challenges. Innovative haptic control methodologies providing the teleoperator with intuitive motion control and task-relevant haptic augmentation are presented within this paper.