A method is provided for semi-automatic operation of a portable control device for a remote-controlled, unmanned vehicle. The method includes the steps of monitoring parameters of an operational environment of the portable control device, switching from a manual operation mode to a semi-automatic operation mode in response to occurrence of predetermined criteria within the operational environment, and presenting a semi-automatic operation graphical user interface to a user of the portable control device. The semi-automatic operation graphical user interface includes a reduced set of user interfaces for the semi-automatic operation mode presented by the portable control device.
US 8,977,407 B2
Honeywell International Inc.
Dorneich, Michael C.; Whitlow, Stephen; Rogers, William; Feigh, Karen; and De Mers, Robert E., "Adaptive user interface for semi-automatic operation" (2015). Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Patents. 2.