Perception of Vestibular Sensation During Turning Operation of Construction Machine
Koji Okuda, Youjirou Ohbatake, and Daisuke Kondo
Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
A major challenge in remote control is the reduction in work efficiency compared with on-board operation. The factors of reduction in work efficiency include a lack of information (information such as perspective, realistic sensation, vibration, and sound) compared to on-board operations. One of the factors is the lack of vestibular/somatosensory information regarding rotation. To clarify the effect of the presence of input of vestibular/somatosensory information regarding rotation on the worker’s operation, we conducted a basic laboratory experiment of a horizontal turning operation. The experimental results indicate that a response appropriate for the input of information regarding rotation can be made only with visual information; however, the reaction is delayed in the case without the input of information regarding rotation in comparison with a case with the input of information regarding rotation.
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