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Tomáš Kot

Czech Republic

Mr. Tomáš Kot MSc., Ph.D.


Future Forces Forum Future Forces Exhibition 2016 Military Advanced Robotic Systems (MARS) Conference 2016

Junior Research Assistant
VŠB-Technical University Ostrava, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Robotics, CZE


Presentation

Using Virtual Reality to Assist an Operator of the Military Robotic Manipulator Arm TAROS

POSTER: The article presents some aspects of a complex control system of a teleoperated military mobile robot TAROS related to virtual reality and assistance to human operator in general. Described is especially the unique and innovative system of virtual operator station which uses the HMD Oculus Rift to put the operator into a virtual space containing visual feedback from the robot and camera images, including stereovision. The virtual operator station serves as a very cheap and portable replacement of what otherwise would be a large room with expensive equipment. Mentioned is also another system that helps the operator with remote manipulation tasks – the anti-collision system preventing damage done to mechanical parts of the robot by incautious movements of the manipulator arm. 

Co-author: Prof. Petr NOVÁK - VŠB-Technical University Ostrava, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Robotics, CZE


Curriculum Vitae

Education:

1999-2004   University - Master's studies

2004-2011   University - Doctoral studies

Professional Experience:

2006-2008   Center of Advanced Innovation Technologies (CAIT), VŠB-TU Ostrava

  • Profession: science and research fellow

2007-2008   Slezský výzkum, s.r.o

  • Profession: project manager

2006-2012   Department of Robotics, VŠB-TU Ostrava

  • Profession: lecturer (science and research fellow until 2008-11-01)

2012- present   IT4Innovations, VŠB-TU Ostrava

  • Profession: junior research assistant

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