MIIIRO: Multi-Modal User-Interface for Remote System Operation
The Multi-Modal Immersive Intelligent Interface for Remote Operation
(MIIIRO) is an operator interface for planning and controlling
unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned tactical aircrafts (UTAs)
and other remote systems. MIIIRO consists of
(1) a community of intelligent agents
which are aimed at reducing work and information overload,
(2) an immersive environment
which induces a sense of presence in the engagement area, and
(3) multi-modal inputs, including head tracker and joystick,
which enable efficient interactions.
Intelligent agents are used to integrate, assimilate, and
present data, and interact with the operator to plan and control
the remote systems and mission payloads.
An innovative open multi-agent architecture is being developed
to facilitate communication and coordinate activities among
the intelligent agents.
The intelligent agents are implemented in Java while the
virtual worlds in Java3D and VRML.
- An article on how MIIIRO is used by the Air Force
for UAV human factors experiments appears in the July 2002 issue of the
AIAA Aerospace America magazine.