Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Smart Structures, School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract— Presented paper deals with remote robotic arm teleoperation problem. The discussed solution is our design device in the form of a glove that is equipped with sensors allowing the operator to quickly and most important accurately control movements of a robotic manipulator without the need for any additional controllers. The first section of the paper identifies the problem and discusses solutions developed in various use cases. Here we also describe our own specific planned use of the device- control of an arm attached to a Mars rover analogue. Following part describes the test robotic arm’s kinematics and the design our device followed by an explanation of movements used by the operator during operation. The third part consists of the evaluation experiment’s description, along with the results of the carried out test. Our observations allow us to believe that usage of the proposed device helps the operator to swiftly perform tasks, faster than with the manufacturer’s dedicated control panel. This assumption is based on the steeper learning curve, compared to the default solution, that our device was compared to.
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