Tele-operator performance and their perception of system time lags when completing mobile robot tasks

David Adrian Sanders, Martin Langner, Alexander Emilov Gegov, David Lorater Ndzi, Heather Sanders, Giles Eric Tewkesbury

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Effects of motion lag on the capability of a tele-operated mobile-robot operator are investigated. Lags can occur through communication delays as tele-operated mobile robots work at a distance or because of a lack of parallel computing power as robots are enhanced with additional systems. This work concentrates on time lag in a tele-operated mobile robot system and investigates when a mobile robot operator might begin to perceive a lag in the movement of a mobile robot. A threshold of permissible lag is established for mobile robot operators that relates to the maximum time lag before an operator noticed a lag.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Human Systems Interaction (HSI)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-1729-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-1730-0
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016
Event9th International Conference on Human System Interactions: HSI 2016 - University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Jul 20168 Jul 2016


Conference9th International Conference on Human System Interactions
Abbreviated titleHSI 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • lag
  • robot
  • motion
  • mobile
  • tele-operated


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