Diminishing Returns of Engineering Effort in Telerobotic Systems

Mark Neal, Myra Wilson

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Robotic systems range from teleoperated to fully autonomous (where no human intervention takes place). The word “telerobotic” describes robotic systems which, although guided by a human, have a degree of autonomous behavior. This paper examines the tradeoff between the increasing design and implementation effort necessary as the system moves through the continuum from teleoperated to autonomous and the amount of human interaction required. A case study of a human “shepherd” interacting with a robotic “sheepdog” which directs a robotic “sheep” is used
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-465
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - Part A: Systems and Humans
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2001


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