ASA 124th Meeting New Orleans 1992 October

5aPP1. Advanced telerobotic interfaces: Background for the design of virtual environments.

Walter A. Aviles

Adaptive Systems Branch, Naval Res. and Devel. Lab., San Diego, CA 92152

Experiences in the design of spatially oriented multisensory human/machine interfaces for telerobotic systems provide valuable background for the design of virtual environments. These interfaces may be viewed as virtual portals into world models with conventional Newtonian physics and minimal computational delay and distortion. As such, they help isolate the contribution and interaction of human/machine interface components in a system where a high-fidelity real-time world model is available. This paper will provide a survey of work performed in the field of advanced telerobotic interfaces and its import for the virtual environment research and development community.