Simplifying Remote Control of Robotic Devices
By integrating video technology and familiar control devices, a research team from Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Research Institute is developing a technique to simplify remote control of robotic devices. The researchers' aim is to enhance a human operator's ability to perform precise tasks using a multi-jointed robotic device such as an articulated mechanical arm. Known as Uncalibrated Visual Servoing for Intuitive Human Guidance of Robots, the new method uses a special implementation of an existing vision-guided control method called visual servoing (VS). By applying VS technology in innovative ways, the researchers have constructed a robotic system that responds to human commands more directly and intuitively than older techniques.