Visual-vestibular feedback for enhanced situational awareness in teleoperation of UAVs

P. Robuffo Giordano, H. Deusch, J. Lachele, H. H. Bulthoff

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This paper presents a novel concept for improving the situational awareness of a ground operator in remote control of a Unmanned Arial Vehicle (UAV). To this end, we propose to integrate vestibular feedback with the usual visual feedback obtained from a UAV onboard camera. We use our motion platform, the CyberMotion simulator, so as to reproduce online the desired motion cues. We test this architecture by flying a small-scale quadcopter and run a detailed performance evaluation on 12 test subjects. We then discuss the results in terms of possible benefits for facilitating the remote control task.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2809-2818
Number of pages10
JournalAnnual Forum Proceedings - AHS International
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event66th Forum of the American Helicopter Society: "Rising to New Heights in Vertical Lift Technology", AHS Forum 66 - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: 2010 May 112010 May 13

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  • Engineering(all)


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