Accession Number : AD0615929

Title :   EFFECT OF AUGMENTED TELEVISION DEPTH CUES ON THE TERMINAL PHASE OF REMOTE DRIVING.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for Jan-Apr 64,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Kama,William N.

Report Date : APR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The ability of eight untrained subjects to position a mobile remote handling unit in the fore and aft dimension was assessed under each of four different viewing conditions. The viewing conditions investigated were: (a) direct viewing, (b) conventional 2-dimensional (2-D) closedcircuit television, (c) 2-D closed-circuit television augmented by shadows at the target, and (d) 2-D closedcircuit television augmented by converging light beams moving with the mobile unit. The results indicate that the augmented television conditions (c and d) facilitated successful positioning of the mobile unit. Under the augmented television conditions (c and d) there was a tendency to overshoot the target slightly. However, the amount and variability of the positioning errors were less under the augmented television conditions than under either the direct viewing condition or the conventional, unaugmented, television condition. The converging light system merits further investigation as a method of providing range information. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TELEVISION GUIDANCE, POSITIONING REACTIONS), (*POSITIONING REACTIONS, TELEVISION GUIDANCE), TELEVISION DISPLAY SYSTEMS, REMOTE CONTROL, SPACE PERCEPTION, VISION, ERRORS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE