An account is given to NASA efforts in the development of space telerobotics, which encompass mission analyses, core technology research, systems-integration testbed evaluations, ground-based demonstrations, and flight experiments. Space telerobotics applications encompass (1) The Space Shuttle Satellite Servicing System, (2) the Space Shuttle Orbiter's Remote Manipulator System, (3) the Space Station Freedom's Flight Telerobotics Servicer, Mobile Servicing Center, and Japanese Experiment Module, and (4) planetary rovers. A fundamental role is being played by NASA-Marshall, which possesses a Teleoperator and Robotics Evaluation Facility.
MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT
IFAC Symposium; Jul 17, 1989 - Jul 21, 1989; Tsukuba; Japan