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Robotics, Volume 7, Issue 1 (March 2018)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Teleoperated robots enable safe task completion in hazardous environments. But controlling [...] Read more. Teleoperated robots enable safe task completion in hazardous environments. But controlling technologically advanced robots in these environments is challenging and requires extensive training. Low task efficiency correlates to poor user experience due to tedious exploration and managing a robot’s diverse capabilities. It is critical that control interfaces be intuitive and facilitate the use of available functionality. For this effort, subtasks are transferred to the robot, increasing autonomy and reducing the operator’s cognitive load. Human input and sensor data are fused into a mixed-reality task-space improving operator perception. With these tools, natural communication (verbal and gestural) are sufficient, which reduces training and the instructions needed to complete a task. It enables both high-precision and wide-area tasks with reduced cognitive effort. View this paper.