Publications / 2013 Proceedings of the 30th ISARC, Montréal, Canada

Quantitative Indexes to Evaluate Operator’s Bearing, Difficulty in Task, and Machine Operability when Remotely Controlling Backhoe

Shigeomi Nishigaki, Katsutoshi Saibara, Shigeo Kitahara, Kenichi Fujino

This paper presents quantitative indexes to evaluate operator’s bearing, difficulty in a task, and machine operability when an operator remotely controls a backhoe, and reports the use cases. The quantitative indexes would give her/him the opportunity to reflect on her/his works, and enable us to gain in-depth insight into the teleoperation, and furthermore give us with promising hints to improve it.

Keywords: Quantitative indexes, Operator’s bearing, Difficulty in task, Machine operability, Handling skills of joysticks, Teleoperation of backhoe