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teleoperation

Line breaks: tele|oper¦ation
Pronunciation: /ˌtɛlɪɒpəˈreɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of teleoperation in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The electronic remote control of machines.
Example sentences
  • If a pilot who weighs half as much as a typical pilot is good for business, why not get rid of the pilot altogether in favor of teleoperation or an autopilot?
  • That could result in a co-development of many industries such as terrestrial point-to-point rocket service, orbital tourism, teleoperation, and robotics.
  • Vehicle teleoperation is being developed for this system to gain standoff between soldiers and mine locations.

Derivatives

teleoperate

1
verb
Example sentences
  • The detection vehicle is teleoperated from a mine-protected control/clearance vehicle, and automatically detects and marks all metallic and nonmetallic antitank mines.
  • Increased opportunities for exploration and new ways to improve the lives of humans will be available through the enhanced capabilities of future teleoperated robots.
  • In case it wasn't clear, our robots deployed today are completely teleoperated - meaning every action is controlled by a soldier with a joystick.

teleoperator

2
noun
Example sentences
  • The difficulty here is due to the reduction being dependent on the optimal policy (which a human teleoperator might simulate, but which is otherwise unavailable).
  • While unions and passengers are unlikely to let the pilot's chair go unoccupied on commercial aircraft, a good case can be made for putting a computer or a teleoperator into the co-pilot's chair.
  • Robotic and teleoperator technologies for space-related programs have also been adapted to develop a voice-controlled wheelchair and manipulator as an aid to paralyzed and severely handicapped people.

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