When manipulating inaccessible or hazardous material, it is of prime importance for the human operator to understand the manipulator behaviour and surroundings, in order to reduce the risk of accidents and the time required to perform the manipulation task. Typical telemanipulation is based on video feedback and traditional joysticks, which only allow for a small amount of information to be conveyed between the operator and the remote scene. By using the omega.x haptic device to directly control the robot, operators can not only immediately feel the reactions and limitations of the manipulator (robot dynamics, robot workspace, etc.), but also understand the remote environment in a very instinctive way by feeling collision with obstacles, and even receive haptic guidance information to prevent dangerous operations.


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