Space Telerobotics: Unique Challenges to Human–Robot Collaboration in Space

@article{Fong2013SpaceTU,
  title={Space Telerobotics: Unique Challenges to Human–Robot Collaboration in Space},
  author={Terrence Fong and Jennifer Rochlis Zumbado and Nancy J. Currie and Andrew H. Mishkin and David L. Akin},
  journal={Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics},
  year={2013},
  volume={9},
  pages={6-56}
}
In this chapter, we survey the current state of the art in space telerobots. We begin by defining relevant terms and describing applications. We then examine the design issues for space telerobotics, including common requirements, operational constraints, and design elements. A discussion follows of the reasons space telerobotics presents unique challenges beyond terrestrial systems. We then present case studies of several different space telerobots, examining key aspects of design and human… 

Unique Considerations for Human-Robotic Interaction in Human Spaceflight. Chapter 10

The focus of this chapter section is to provide an overview of robots for space operations and the unique challenges posed by including robots in space operations, in order to characterize the relationship between safety and human performance when robots are involved.

Evaluation of human and automation/robotics integration needs for future human exploration missions

NASA employs Design Reference Missions (DRMs) to define potential architectures for future human exploration missions to deep space, the Moon, and Mars. While DRMs to these destinations share some

A Review of NASA Human-Robot Interaction in Space

This review provides an overview of the motivation, challenges, state-of-the-art, and recent research for human-robot interaction in space, and describes several aspects of HRI that are important for space missions, with emphasis on factors that are critical or unique for the space environment.

IAA-SEC 2014-0 XXX Preparing for Crew-Control of Surface Robots from Orbit

The tests that have been done to date are summarized, the tests that are being prepared for flight, and future directions for the project are discussed, to demonstrate crew-controlled communications, operations, and telerobotic technologies that are needed for future deep space human exploration missions.

Space Robotics: An Overview of Challenges, Applications and Technologies

An overview of the special conditions and examples of technological solutions for the development of space robots, as well as different fields of application are provided.

Smart SPHERES: A Telerobotic Free-Flyer for Intravehicular Activities in Space

This paper discusses the motivation for free- flying space robots, and the development of the Smart SPHERES prototype, including avionics, software, and data communications, and presents results of initial flight tests on-board the ISS.

Shared Mental Models to Support Distributed Human-Robot Teaming in Space

It is found that the SMM framework offers advantages to task performance and team efficiency due to its support of shared knowledge representations, however these benefits do not seem to reduce workload or improve other subjective measures.

Teleoperating Robots from the International Space Station: Microgravity Effects on Performance with Force Feedback

The results show that, to support humans operating in weightlessness, haptic assistance needs to be adjusted to the altered environmental condition.

0 XXX Utilization of the International Space Station as a Testbed for Crew-Controlled Lunar Surface Telerobotics

We have conducted an initial set of tests to examine how astronauts in the International Space Station (ISS) can remotely operate a planetary rover. These tests, called “Surface Telerobotics”, were
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 121 REFERENCES

The Human Exploration Telerobotics project: Objectives, approach, and testing

An overview of the NASA HET project is presented, developing and testing advanced robots remotely operated by ground controllers on Earth and by crew on the International Space Station to provide insight into the requirements, benefits, limitations, costs and risks of integrating advanced telerobotics into future human missions.

Surface Telerobotics: Development and Testing of a Crew Controlled Planetary Rover System

In planning for future exploration missions, architecture and study teams have made numerous assumptions about how crew can be telepresent on a planetary surface by remotely operating surface robots

A testbed for a unified teleoperated-autonomous dual-arm robotic system

A description is given of a complete robot control facility built at the CIT Jet Propulsion Laboratory as part of a NASA telerobotic program to develop a state-of-the-art robot control environment

Interaction challenges in human-robot space exploration

The primary goal of this program is to establish a sustained human presence in space, beginning with robotic missions to the Moon in 2008, followed by extended human expeditions to theMoon as early as 2015, and places significant emphasis on the development of joint human-robot systems.

Robonaut: A Robot Designed to Work with Humans in Space

Robonaut is envisioned as working with astronauts, both autonomously and by teleoperation, performing a variety of tasks including, routine maintenance, setting up and breaking down worksites, assisting crew members while outside of spacecraft, and serving in a rapid response capacity.

Recent Canadian Activities in Space Automation & Robotics - An Overview

This paper provides an overview of the Canadian plan for space robotics. The objective of the plan is to explore the new technologies required to enable future space robotics opportunities. The first

Human-Robotic Missions to the Moon and Mars: Operations Design Implications

For most of the history of space exploration, human and robotic programs have been independent, and have responded to distinct requirements. The NASA Vision for Space Exploration calls for the return

Human-robot teaming in a multi-agent space assembly task

NASA's Human Space Flight program depends heavily on spacewalks performed by pairs of suited human astronauts. These extra-vehicular activities (EVAs) are severely restricted in both duration and

HERRO Mission to Mars Using Telerobotic Surface Exploration from Orbit

Abstract This paper presents a concept for a human mission to Mars orbit that features direct robotic exploration of the planet’s surface via teleoperation from orbit. This mission is a good example
...