Controlling motion using a human machine interface

Patent Number: 7,802,193
Issued: 9/21/2010
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Abstract: Machine motion is directed using a graphical interface by establishing an icon in an image, displaying the icon in images having perspectives such that the icon is rendered in a corresponding relative position in the second images and moving the icons in the second images when the icon is moved in the first image, the movement being constrained along a line projected from a camera point associated with the first image and a target destination. Actions are defined using the icon and a set of action descriptors. The dominant motion space is constrained to a spherical coordinate frame centered on a vision locus and machine motions are mapped to coincide therewith based on a graphical interface view.
Filed: 6/5/2007
Application Number: 11/758,139
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.