Accession Number : ADA294947

Title :   ORBITEC Telerobotic Control Glove.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 89-Mar 90,

Corporate Author : ORBITAL TECHNOLOGIES INC MADISON WI

Personal Author(s) : Tester, Ronald R. ; Crabb, Thomas M. ; Phillips, William L. ; Bahr, Dennis E. ; Rice, Eric E.

PDF Url : ADA294947

Report Date : MAR 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 156

Abstract : This Final Report discusses the Phase I SBIR research results for a telerobotic dexterous end-effector control system. The ORBITEC Telerobotic Control Glove (OTCG) provides control of position and forces applied using the feedback of force and tactile information to the operator. This approach allows for a simple, low-cost, and light-weight controller that may be integrated and used with various dexterous end-effectors. The purpose of the Phase I effort was to establish feasibility of the OTCG approach. During the effort, various key master controller glove components were designed, built and tested by ORBITEC. Preliminary requirements and design for a prototype glove system were established. Proof of concept feasibility was accomplished through systematic testing of the key components. The results provide insight to a point design of the OTCG, which will allow telerobotic control of a variety of slave end-effectors with appropriate feed-back mechanisms. This design may also be integrated with existing arm/wrist controllers. The Phase II effort will lead to development of a complete controller system which would be used to control one of several robotic hands available today. The primary application for OTCG technology is for assured ability to service, maintain and operate military aircraft in hazardous environments.

Descriptors :   *ROBOTICS, *MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, *TELEOPERATORS, TEST AND EVALUATION, CONTROL, POSITION(LOCATION), CONTROL SYSTEMS, ENVIRONMENTS, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, HAZARDS, PROTOTYPES, FEEDBACK, LIGHTWEIGHT, TOUCH, GLOVES, HANDS.

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE