Development of a tele-operation simulator based on virtual reality environment for advanced unmanned construction

Mitsuhiro Kamezaki, Gonzalo Aguirre Dominguez, Junjie Yang, Hiroyasu Iwata, Shigeki Sugano

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Abstract

This paper describes a tele-operation simulator using a virtual reality (VR) environment for advanced unmanned construction. VR simulators, which can measure arbitrary data, reproduce the same situations, and change the machine and environmental configurations more easily, compared with actual environments, are effective to create tele-operation technologies and quantitatively evaluate them as well as to improve operational skills in complex disaster response works. In this basic study, a VR simulator including a VR environment, operation-input, and video-output components was developed. (i) The VR environment is built using a basic graphic library and dynamics engine. (ii) The operation-input component consists of control levers for a demolition machine with a grapple and environmental cameras with yaw, pitch, and zoom functions. (iii) The video-output component consists of a two-dimensional monitor for displaying an in-vehicle camera view, environmental camera views, and machine status. The results of experiments conducted to transport debris using the VR simulator indicated that the operators adequately completed the debris transport in the VR environment while watching the monitor views from the in-vehicle and environmental cameras.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages855-860
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479926268
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Event2013 6th IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2013 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 2013 Dec 152013 Dec 17

Publication series

Name2013 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2013

Conference

Conference2013 6th IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2013
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period13/12/1513/12/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Kamezaki, M., Dominguez, G. A., Yang, J., Iwata, H., & Sugano, S. (2013). Development of a tele-operation simulator based on virtual reality environment for advanced unmanned construction. In 2013 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2013 (pp. 855-860). [6776625] (2013 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2013). IEEE Computer Society.