Another Willow Garage video, this one discusses a study of the psychology of robot teleoperation.
It would be interesting to see a detailed study of the effects of latency on teleoperator performance. The phase lag induced by the communications link would be one factor that will negatively effect operation, but are there ways of mitigating the effects? Would there be any unexpected results if you plotted the time required to perform a teleoperation task vs. latency?
Has anyone already done this research?