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Johannes M.S.,Internal Research and Development IR and D | Armiger R.S.,Internal Research and Development IR and D | Zeher M.J.,Internal Research and Development IR and D | Kozlowski M.V.,Internal Research and Development IR and D | And 3 more authors.
Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest (Applied Physics Laboratory) | Year: 2013

Human capabilities projection is the robotic manifestation of human-like dexterity and sensory perception through robotic telemanipulation. The goal of human capabilities projection is to leverage robotic systems to accomplish tasks that may not be practical or safe for human execution. Examples of such tasks include operations performed in inhospitable environments, operations - such as explosive ordnance disposal - performed under dangerous circumstances, and operations that pose high risk to personnel safety and require standoff distances. Human capabilities projection requires advances in robotic manipulation technologies, intuitive operator control modalities, immersive visual feedback, and effective haptic feedback. This article discusses past, current, and future research and development efforts in human capabilities projection.

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