In a teleoperator system,
|“||the machine is an electromechanical tool containing sensors and actuators (i.e., a telerobot) that effectively extend the operator's sensorimotor system and thereby allow him or her to sense and manipulate the real environment in new ways.||”|
"Teleoperator systems have been used to conduct work in outer space and under the ocean; to perform a variety of tasks in connection with security, firefighting, nuclear plants, and hazardous waste removal; to assist in various types of military operations; to perform microsurgery; and to aid in the rehabilitation of individuals with severe physical disabilities."
- ↑ Virtual Reality: Scientific and Technological Challenges, at 17.
- ↑ Id. at 1.
- ↑ Id. at 13.
- ↑ Id. at 18.