T-HR3 is controlled from a Master Maneuvering System that allows the entire body of the robot to be operated instinctively with wearable controls that map hand, arm and foot movements to the robot, and a head-mounted display that allows the user to see from the robot's perspective. The system's master arms give the operator full range of motion of the robot's corresponding joints and the master foot allows the operator to walk in place in the chair to move the robot forward or laterally. The Self-interference Prevention Technology embedded in T-HR3 operates automatically to ensure the robot and user do not disrupt each other's movements.
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Valkyrie robot autonomously crossing stepping stones. Valkyrie hardware is designed and built by NASA Johnson Space Center. Control algorithm by IHMC Robotics (http://robot.ihmc.us). Point cloud gathered from LIDAR sensor is then processed to find planar regions in the world. Simple footstep planner plans footsteps on the planar regions, to a goal location specified by the operator. Funding provided by National Robotics Initiative, through NASA Project #NNX12AP97G.