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John Flach (Other), Brian Kruger (Committee Member), Valerie Shalin (Committee Member), Joseph F. Thomas, Jr. (Other), Richard Warren (Committee Member), Scott Watamaniuk (Committee Chair), Daniel Weber (Other)

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


The purpose of this study was to explore the implications of perception and action coupling for the design of control and display interfaces in remotely piloted vehicles. Three experiments were conducted: spatial arrangement, path perception, and remote navigation. The results showed that panning independent of forward motion gives observers a greater sense of depth in a scene and aides in efficient navigation while rotation during forward motion results in ambiguities during passive observation. This research has implications for the design of control and visualization interfaces for remote navigation.

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Department or Program

Department of Psychology

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