Location and Acquisition of Objects in Unpredictable Locations
by Sword, A. J.; Park, W. T.
Technical Note 102
Institution: AI Center, SRI International
Address: 333 Ravenswood Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Note: This paper was presented at the Second Remotely Manned Systems Conference, June 9-11, 1975, Los Angeles, California and submitted to the Journal of Mechanisms and Machine Theory of the IFTOMM for publication.
One advantage of augmenting a teleoperator system with a computer is the ability to combine the capabilities of man and computer to accomplish a task. Such a teleoperator system allows the successful location and acquisition of objects in unpredictable locations. By using a method of characterizing the workspace and man’s ability to plan strategy and coarsely locate objects, the computer is provided with enough information to complete the task. Voice control is shown to simplify the man/machine interface.