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A tele-operated system is being developed to reduce the amount of human intervention in a nuclear material pilot storage facility. The system consists of two major components: a remotely guided vehicle carrying a manipulating arm, and a central graphical workstation to be used as the system's operator console. This paper describes the work that has already been done in terms of navigation of the vehicle. Special attention was given to the interface between the operator and the computer. The system provides a continuous flow of all the information needed, so that the operator may consider himself inside the storage area. Range information and TV images are used for navigation, for accurate position determination, and to authenticate the vehicle's location. Safety considerations that affect part of the design are also discussed.

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Authors: GONÇALVES J G M, JRC Ispra (IT);CAMPOS G, JRC Ispra (IT);PERDIGAO J N A, JRC Ispra (IT);SOREL F, JRC Ispra (IT);VEIGA P M, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa (PT);GONCALVES J G M, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 13th ESARDA Symposium, Avignon (FR), May 14-16, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36181 ORA
Record Number: 199110826 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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