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teleoperator

(tĕl″ē-ŏp′ĕr-āt″or)
A machine or device operated by a person at a distance. Such a machine allows tasks to be done deep in the ocean or on orbiting satellites, and allows radioactive materials to be manipulated without danger of exposure to the radioactivity.
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For laparoscopy (alas, not for vaginal surgery) there is evidence that the meaningful learning curve could be shortened--and eventually eliminated--with the help of 2 aspects of computer-assisted surgery that benefit surgeons in complementing ways: teleoperators and virtual reality simulators (figure 1).
"Teleoperators" is a word coined to mean "remote operators," as television means "remote vision." Equipped with sophisticated TV systems, dexterous manipulators, and highly mobile vehicles, teleoperators can extend man's manipulative and sensory capabilities into distant or hazardous environments.
Proceedings of the ASME Winter Annual Meeting Symposium of Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems; 1994 Nov; Chicago, IL.
Jippii said that additional turnover and result had been entered as income in conjunction with the company`s interim report for the period January-September 2002, and due to these entries the published operating margin of EUR6.3m for the Internet and teleoperator unit was EUR0.5m too high.
National contract notice: teleoperator and communications services
Jippii also said that the corporate structure of the Internet and teleoperator activities would be simplified by internal merger and dissolution measures.
For example, a human will point (via laser pointer) to an object and say "bring that here." The teleoperator will be able to "see" the designated object, analyze the surrounding environment, plan a route, adjust its multi-degree-of-freedom arm to acquire the object and bring it to the human, undamaged.
In 1987, MIT began working with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to adapt teleoperator technology to control robots on unmanned space vehicles.
KL-Kuntahankinnat Oy is competing for teleoperator services for customers from different parts of Finland.
A bilateral teleoperation system consists of a human operator interacting with the environment through a teleoperator system as presented in Fig.
ElisaCom will deliver the IP VPN solution together with its subsidiary Finnet International Ltd and in cooperation with the US teleoperator Sprint.
If SILVER BULLET finds signs of a survivor, it attempts to position itself to provide the best viewing position possible for a human teleoperator, then alerts the teleoperator using radio ethernet.