Underwater Human Arm Manipulator – System Calibration
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Department of Automatic Control and Robotics, Silesian University of Technology, ul. Akademicka 16, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
SR Robotics Sp. z o.o., ul. Lwowska 38, 40-389 Katowice, Poland
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Artur Babiarz   

Politechnika Śląska
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2024; 18(2):36-46
Controlling a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) is an extremely challenging task that requires precise maneuvering and navigation in complex and often unpredictable environments. The operator faces numerous difficulties, including limited visibility and communication constraints, and the need to interpret data from various sensors. This paper describes a method for calibration of a wearable system equipped with inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensors that control the underwater manipulators. To implement a solution that allows the robot to be controlled by the operator's hand movements, it is necessary to measure the movement of the arm. This task is carried out using the IMU sensors, which are mounted in appropriate places on the ROV operator's suit to allow mapping the movement of his/her upper limbs. These movements are transferred to the manipulator's arms on the ROV, making it possible to interact with the environment by - manipulating objects under-water.
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