A virtual environment for the simulation and programming of excavation trajectories

TitleA virtual environment for the simulation and programming of excavation trajectories
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsDiMaio, S. P., S. E. Salcudean, and C. Reboulet
JournalPresence-Teleoperators and Virtual Environments
Volume10
Pagination465–476
ISSN1054-7460
Abstract

An excavator simulator has been developed to facilitate the training of human operators and to evaluate control strategies for heavy-duty hydraulic machines. The operator controls a virtual excavator by means of a joystick while experiencing visual and force feedback generated by environment and machine models. The simulator comprises an impedance model of the excavator arm, a model for the bucket-ground interaction forces, a graphically rendered visual environment, and a haptic interface. This paper describes the simulator components and their integration.

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