Accession Number : ADP003273

Title :   The Design of Manually Operated Controls for a Six-Degree-of-Freedom Groundborne 'Walking' Vehicle: Control Strategies and Stereotypes,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON

Personal Author(s) : Beringer,D. B.

Report Date : APR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The problems posed by control of 'walking' six-degree-of-freedom vehicles vary with specific task requirements. Different strategies are required for cruising 'supervisory' control and precision foot placement. These, along with anthropometric and stereotypic considerations, directly affect the design of the manually operated controls and the degree to which multiple-axis/multiple-task integration can be achieved within a single controller. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Human factors engineering, *Manipulators, *Manual operation, Ground vehicles, Space technology, Experimental design, Control systems, Hands, Arms(Anatomy), Degrees of freedom, Ergonomics, Configurations, Research management, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE