Accession Number : ADA116912

Title :   Computer Graphic Representation of Remote Environment Using Position Tactile Sensors.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE MAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Fyler,Donald Charles

PDF Url : ADA116912

Report Date : Aug 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 137

Abstract : The usefulness of remotely controlled manipulators is increasing as the need grows to accomplish complex tasks in hazardous environments such as the deep ocean. The best sensory input currently available to the operator of a remote supervisory controlled manipulator is a television picture of the manipulator and its surroundings. Very often, though, optical opacity due to suspended particles in the water can make television impractical or impossible to use. This report investigates the use of touch sensors to construct a picture of the manipulator surroundings. One method studied was to find 3-dimensional surface points and show them on a computer graphic display. An extension of this was to reconstruct the surface of these points with the aid of a computer.

Descriptors :   *Optical detection, *Manipulators, *Computer graphics, *Remote control, *Computer programs, *Man machine systems, Visibility, Touch, Feedback, Simulation, Two dimensional, Depth indicators, Three dimensional, Points(Mathematics), Coordinates, Position(Location), Interactive graphics, Angles, Wide field cameras, Viewers, Television display systems, Opacity, Particles, Rotation, Supervision, Subroutines, Theses

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE