Using Virtual Reality to Make Teleoperation of Robots a Reality

Using Virtual Reality to Make Teleoperation of Robots a Reality


Recent research has demonstrated that it’s getting to be less cumbersome for the process of teleoperating robots by utilizing virtual reality. This has the point of making it less difficult for assembly line laborers to work from home.

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have been working around the future course of work, noticing that numerous many assembling employments require a physical nearness to work hardware. The system permits a client inside a VR room controlled with different sensor displayers, which makes them feel like they are inside the robot’s mind and match their movements to the robot’s to different undertakings by utilizing different gestures.

“In the long run, such a system could enable people to supervise and manage robots from a distance,” says CSAIL postdoctoral partner Jeffrey Lipton, in an announcement. “With teleoperation of robots from home, hands on laborers would have the capacity to work from home and advantage from the IT transformation similarly as white-collars specialists do now.”

The group exhibited their VC control approach with Rethink Robotic’s Baxter humanoid robot, however said that the approach can take a shot at other robot stages and is additionally good with the HTC Vive headset.

The system is likewise more adaptable contrasted with past systems that require numerous assets. Different frameworks may extricate 2-D data from every camera, work out an entire 3-D model of the earth, and afterward process and redisplay the information. “This commitment speaks to a noteworthy development in the push to associate the client with the robot’s space in an instinctive, characteristic, and successful way.” says Oussama Khatib, a software engineering educator at Stanford University who was not engaged with the paper.

The group in the end needs to concentrate on making the system more versatile, with numerous clients and distinctive sorts of robots that can be perfect with current computerization advances.