Collaborative Teleoperation of a Mobile Rescue Robot using an AR/VR-based User Interface

Juergen Rossmann and Andre Kupetz


Collaborative Teleoperation, Human-Robot-Interface, Augmented Reality


Despite all improvements in the field of mobile rescue robots research in the last decade, it still is a difficult task to operate such robots in real scenarios. In this paper, we present a novel approach for a flexible and modular user interface that allows multiple operators to collaborate on the control of a single robot. We have identified different types of operators in these scenarios and describe specialized user interfaces and hardware setups for each of those. We have validated our approach in an evaluation workshop in three different test scenarios with a highly flexible snake-like robot that was developed in cooperation with our partners. These tests show, the more complex the test case is, the more important a simultaneous collaborative operation will be.

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