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Visual and manual control for human-robot teleoperation


Dunser, A and Lochner, M and Engelke, U and Fernandez, DR, Visual and manual control for human-robot teleoperation, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 35, (3) pp. 22-32. ISSN 0272-1716 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/MCG.2015.4


In an effort to assess simple control modalities for a remote robotic system, this study explores and tests the suitability of four interfaces for teleoperation in human-robot interaction. For a pick-and-place task, users were asked to select targets and locations using eye tracking (activated by either a mouse click or dwell time), a touchscreen, or a standard computer mouse. Contrary to their expectations, the authors found that eye-tracking-based interaction, especially when paired with manual-click selection, was generally slower and was perceived as more difficult than the mouse and touchscreen interfaces. Conversely, as predicted, they found evidence that eye tracking with dwell selection was less prone to interference caused by a secondary manual task.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:control systems, visual control, manual control, human-robot teleoperation
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics
Research Field:Field robotics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Lochner, M (Dr Martin Lochner)
UTAS Author:Engelke, U (Dr Ulrich Engelke)
ID Code:117311
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2017-06-07
Last Modified:2017-11-23

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