Remote Operation of Unmanned Surface Vessel through Virtual Reality

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Abstract

An unmanned ship can be designed without considering human
comfort, and can thus be constructed lighter, smaller and less expensive.
It can carry out missions in rough terrain or be in areas
where it would be dangerous for a human to operate. By not having
to support a crew, lengthy missions can be accepted, enabling, e.g.
reconnaissance missions, or reducing emissions by lowering the
speed.
Breakthroughs with autonomous systems enable more advanced
unmanned surface vessels (USVs), but to be able to handle complex
missions in a dynamic environment, a human operator is still
assumed an effective decision maker. Thus, we propose a method
for remote operation of a USV, where the operator uses Virtual
Reality (VR) to comprehend the surrounding environment. Great
importance has been given to the ability to perform safe navigation,
by designing a Graphical User Interface (GUI) that guides the operator
through the navigation process, by presenting the important
information at the right place in the right orientation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventThe Inaugural International Workshop on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality for Human-Robot Interaction (VAM-HRI), 2018 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 2018 Mar 52018 Mar 5

Workshop

WorkshopThe Inaugural International Workshop on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality for Human-Robot Interaction (VAM-HRI), 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago
Period2018/03/052018/03/05

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Computer Science

Keywords

  • Remote Operation
  • Virtual Reality
  • Unmanned Surface Vessel
  • Navigation
  • Autonomous Surface Vessel
  • Cognitive Load

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