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The SAOV project aims to build a nuclear material pilot storage facility integrating computer assisted teleoperation for safeguards operations. A remotely operated manipulating system is used to keep human intervention to a minimum. The system consists of two major components: a remotely guided vehicle carrying a manipulating arm, and a central graphical workstation that is the system's console. An instrument playing an important role within the system is a laser range finder carried on top of the vehicle. Range information is used for accurate position determination, and range images are processed to extract spatial information as "seen" from the vehicle. This information is paramount for safeguard checking and validation, as well as for helping the operator to guide the vehicle (computer aided teleoperation). Also included in the vehicle are a TV camera and other general purpose equipment. The extensive information that is to be displayed to the operator justifies the use of a common screen interface, presenting only the information specified by the operator.

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Authors: GONÇALVES J G M, JRC Ispra (IT);CAMPOS G, JRC Ispra (IT);SOREL F, JRC Ispra (IT);VEIGA P M, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Dept. Eng. Electrotecnica e Computadores, Lisboa (PT);GONCALVES J G M, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: INMM 31st Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California (US), July 15-18, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35619 ORA
Record Number: 199011656 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en