Using Mobile Devices for Robotic Controllers: Examples and Some Initial Concepts for Experimentation

Report No. ARL-TN-436
Authors: Rosemarie E. Yagoda; Susan G. Hill
Date/Pages: June 2011; 40 pages
Abstract: Many studies have been conducted on displays and controls for use by humans in controlling unmanned systems. During the summer of 2010, a project was undertaken to learn more about the potential for using mobile devices for robotic controllers and current implementations. This project consisted of two parts: (1) searching videos on the internet to identify some examples of using mobile hand-held devices as robotic controllers and (2) viewing existing prototype of a robotic controller on a smart phone and making user-interface design recommendations to improve the existing display interface. This report documents the results of this two-part project.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: June 1, 2011