Wearable Technologies for Enhanced Situational Awareness

Contributing USMA Research Unit(s)

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Robotics Research Center

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International Symposium of Intelligent Unmanned Systems on Artificial Intelligence

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Conference Proceeding


We present a design and functional prototype of a wearable technology for command and control of a remotely-operated ground vehicle used for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions. A novel interface using hand motions, gestures, and a hands-free display allows the operator to control the robot using standard military hand and arm signals. We leverage existing lightweight wearable sensing and feedback mechanisms to allow soldiers the ability to maintain situational awareness while providing instructions to their robotic squad members. This paper presents recent test results of the system and its sensors using the proposed feedback and control mechanisms.

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