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Back Unmanned Systems: A Lab Based Robotic Arm for Grasping
|Division||Research & Sponsored Programs|
|Department||Consortium for Robotics & Unmanned Systems Education & Research|
Buettner, Jr., Raymond R.
Harkins, Richard M.
|Sponsor||Office of Naval Research (Navy)|
We will use a Tele-operation Sensory-Motor Control Platform (TSMCP) that mimics the hierarchical neuro-mechanical structure of human motor systems. The periphery (arm compliance plus local reflexes) provides control on a millisecond time scale, while the human-robot interface allows operator commands through natural arm movements on a significantly slower time scale. Furthermore, proprioceptive and exteroceptive sensors will enable full situational awareness to an operator along with a human-robot interface enabling smooth natural control.
In addition to the research paradigms that will be established by constructing and controlling the proposed TSMCP, a series of teaching laboratories will be designed to introduce MS students to critical issues in robotic tele-operation. These laboratories will fuse principals from bio-inspired systems, human-robot interface, robot manipulator dynamics, and systems design. They will be set up such that any MS student who wishes to do a thesis in this area by using the system with a web-based tutorial which we will design in this program. We will also phase them into classes based on student demand. Classes in Systems Engineering, Space Systems, Human Systems Integration, Computer Science, and Physics, all have immediate synergies.
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