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Intuitive Gesture-Based Human-Computer Interface for UGV Operation

As posted by Charles River Analytics, MINOTAUR lets operators use voice and hand signals to communicate with the UGV, and the system can communicate with other military squads. “The robotic platform can become a true support agent as part of a human-robot team, only requiring direct teleoperation for executing specific tasks that need the most human skill, such as disarming or detonating an IED.” This frees up the operator’s attention while allowing reliable control of mule-like UGVs. MINOTAUR can operate in inclement weather and situations with compromised visibility, and includes a wearable operator control unit.