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Teleoperation Interface
Credits: OEWF

Minimize the exposure of astronauts to the harsh conditions outside the habitat.

Improve the perception of the situation of the rover during scientific missions.

Credits: NASA
Teleoperation Devices

Attitude Device

The astronaut feels the inclination of the rover

Traction Device

The astronaut feels vibration when the rover is stuck or sliding.

Attitude Device

Description:

•  This attitude haptic device provides the analog astronaut with the information of the rover’s orientation in space (attitude).

•  Attitude of the rover will change due to terrain inclination.

•  When the pitch and roll of the mars rover changes the analog can feel, on the hand, this information.​

Read more:

“Attitude Perception of an Unmanned Ground Vehicle Using an Attitude Haptic Feedback Device,” 2018 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Nanjing, 2018, pp. 356-363.

Traction Device

Description:

•  The astronaut can feel different vibration patterns when the rover loses traction, depending on the state of the rover.

•  When the rover is stuck or sliding the glove vibrates and warns the astronaut.

Read more:

“Traction Awareness Through Haptic Feedback for the Teleoperation of UGVs*,” 2018 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Nanjing, 2018, pp. 313-319.