WIT Press


Virtual Reality In Telerobotics: An Overview And Two Case Studies

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ES990261

Volume

22

Pages

20

Published

1999

Size

2,303 kb

Author(s)

Spyros G. Tzafestas and Costas S. Tzafestas

Abstract

An overview of the virtual reality (VR) concept and its application to teler- obotics/teleoperation is provided. This includes an exposition of the key features of a general VR system such as multimodality and real-time inter- action between the human operator and the virtual environment (VE). The paper focuses particularly on the issues related with the haptic (touch) inter- action between the operator and the VE. The general goal of such a system is the integration of the functionality of the human hand within a virtual world. Two representative case studies are discussed, which illustrate many issues and show the capabilities of VR-based teleoperation/telecontr

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