VIRTUAL REALITY MODELS AS A MEANS OF COSMONAUT TRAINING FOR INTERAC-TION WITH A ROBOTIC ASSISTANT AND AS A CONDITION OF DEFINING POTENTIAL FIELDS OF ITS APPLICATION

magazine 2013-1

VIRTUAL REALITY MODELS AS A MEANS OF COSMONAUT TRAINING FOR INTERAC-TION WITH A ROBOTIC ASSISTANT AND AS A CONDITION OF DEFINING POTENTIAL FIELDS OF ITS APPLICATION

B.I. Kruchkov

V.M. Usov


Abstract

Advanced training technologies and simulation systems to operate various robotic systems are in the focus of constant attention. One of the practical approaches to development of such training and simulation systems is the use of virtual reality technology (VRT). In particular, this approach is applied to professional training of cosmonauts for extravehicular activity (EVA) with the use of remotely controlled manipulation robotic complexes. Scenarios of cosmonaut and robot-assistant of the crew (RAsC) operation activities to be fulfilled together, face new challenges. Studying the purpose-oriented use of the mobile intelligent RAsC on International Space Station (ISS) board is complicated by the fact, that the ground-based full-scale simulation of joint activity of cosmonauts and the RAsC is greatly limited. This circumstance increases the role of computer simulation models and VRT to visualize the results of such simulation. These models and technologies can be the basis to train cosmonauts for interaction with the RAsC, which would execute some operation on ISS board in standalone mode under human control.

Key words
ISS, robot-assistant of the crew (RAsC), training of astronauts, learning model, virtual reality technology, simula-tion modeling, complex technical and organizational systems, intellectual environment.

Year 2013 Issue number 1 Consecutive issue number 1 Pages 46-52
UDC identifier: 629.78:621.865.8

 

 

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