Dewitt Latimer & Tracy Linhart
The Haptic Avatar: Reaching Out And Touching Information!!
Synopsis: The 3D Haptic Avatar is scale model of the PackBot
Explorer that translates its movements to movements on the robot
itself. It is a vastly more efficient control interface than
other manipulators, such as joysticks.
The PackBot Explorer is a field deployable robot with many uses, e.g. penetrating inaccessible and dangerous areas.
In the future, this system could maniplulate any large set of sensory data: visual, tactile, etc.
Haptic: Greek, relating to the sense of touch
Avatar: A manifestation of an entity.
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A Case Study in Acquiring Robotic Capabilities Inherently a System of Systems Activity?
An examination of a complex robotics design
•Describe the acquisition environment
•Examine the acquisition goals for a straight-forward robotic system
•Describe the system as it was developed
•Identify a root cause of the acquisition failure at the transition to operations stage
•Discuss if there are inherent system of systems aspects of
straight-forward robotic systems and need to generate case studies for
application of knowledge