Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Carruth, Daniel W.

Committee Member

Babski-Reeves, Kari

Committee Member

Bethel, Cindy L.

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Human Factors and Ergonomics

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)


James Worth Bagley College of Engineering


Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering


Latency is a common issue found in robotics teleoperation that is not currently addressed in simulation. This study examined the effects of latency on operator performance for a robot teleoperation navigation task. Operators used a Logitech gamepad controller to teleoperate a robot through both a simulated environment and real-world environment. Both environments had the same dimensions and provided a path with obstacles the participant had to navigate. Participants performed this navigation task under three latency conditions, zero, low and high. Completion time, number of collisions, NASA-TLX, System Usability Survey, and User Experience survey were collected and participant performance compared for all latency conditions across the simulated and real-world environments. Results indicated a significant difference in participant performance between the simulated and real-world scenarios.