Teleoperation mechanisms in a Multi-Agent System

Vasco Santos, Pedro Santana, Luis Correia, Jose Barata

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Abstract

Human judgement is an integral part of the teleoperation process, heavily influenced by the rate in which commands are given to and the telemetry data is received from the robot. In this paper a multi-agent system for robot teleoperation is proposed. Several entities (e.g. robot or human) can easily be added and removed. In addition, this approach fosters a shared notion of reality to every entity present in the network, through a mechanism similar to the distributed blackboard architecture. This method provided an exchange of information regarding the teleoperation scenario, i.e. perceptual clues. This promoted a study on how perceptual clues influenced the operators' judgement and performance. The experimental results in a physical suggest that the system is able to guarantee a close interaction between users and robots.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation
EditorsIA Fay
Place of PublicationNew York, USA
PublisherIEEE
Pages170-176
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-1505-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event13th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 15 Sep 200818 Sep 2008

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation-ETFA
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)1946-0740
ISSN (Electronic)1946-0759

Conference

Conference13th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation
CountryGermany
CityHamburg
Period15/09/0818/09/08

Keywords

  • multi-robot systems
  • telerobotics

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