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The Influence of Telemanipulation-Systems on Fine Motor Performance

Geiger, Lena and Popp, Michael and Färber, Berthold and Artigas, Jordi and Kremer, Philipp (2010) The Influence of Telemanipulation-Systems on Fine Motor Performance. In: Proceedings of. The Third International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, 10-16 Februar 2010, Sint Marteen.

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Extravehicular activities (EVAs) are a hazardous and expensive procedural method to operate in outer space. A possible support or alternative for manned missions in terms of on-orbit servicing are telemanipulation-systems. Whether or not such systems can actually achieve the efficiency of suited astronauts remains a central issue in telemanipulation research. Both scenarios, extravehicular activities as well as telemanipulation-systems, are restricted by different environmental factors, especially in terms of tasks that require fine motor skills. For suited astronauts, different factors, such as restricted mobility and reduced tactile feedback through the gloves, as well as a restricted field of view, impair fine motor skills. On the other hand, time delay, limited degrees of freedom and restricted haptic and visual feedback are amongst the factors, which may cause impairment of performance during the work with telemanipulation-systems. In order to compare the efficiency of both scenarios, a testbed equipped with typical mounting tasks was developed. An experimental study showed that the testbed is a valid measure of fine motor skills. In two followup studies, the influence of some factors debilitating fine motor performance in telemanipulation-systems and simulated extra-vehicular activities was analysed and compared.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:The Influence of Telemanipulation-Systems on Fine Motor Performance
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Färber, BertholdUNSPECIFIED
Artigas, Jordijordi.artigas@DLR.de
Kremer, PhilippPhilipp.Kremer@DLR.de
Date:February 2010
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of
Keywords:Telepresence, fine motor skills
Event Title:The Third International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions
Event Location:Sint Marteen
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:10-16 Februar 2010
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W - no assignement
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W - no assignement
DLR - Research theme (Project):W -- no assignement (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics > Robotic Systems
Deposited By: Philipp Kremer
Deposited On:07 Apr 2010 08:26
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:56

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