Toward a warfighter’s associate: eliminating the operator control unit

@inproceedings{Everett2004TowardAW,
  title={Toward a warfighter’s associate: eliminating the operator control unit},
  author={Hobart R. Everett and Estrellina B. Pacis and Greg Kogut and Nathan Farrington and S. Khurana},
  booktitle={SPIE Optics East},
  year={2004}
}
In addition to the challenges of equipping a mobile robot with the appropriate sensors, actuators, and processing electronics necessary to perform some useful function, there coexists the equally important challenge of effectively controlling the system’s desired actions. This need is particularly critical if the intent is to operate in conjunction with human forces in a military application, as any low-level distractions can seriously reduce a warfighter’s chances of survival in hostile… 
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