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Touch and Toys: new techniques for interaction with a remote group of robots

Interaction with a remote team of robots in real time is a difficult human-robot interaction (HRI) problem exacerbated by the complications of unpredictable real-world environments, with solutions often resorting to a larger-than-desirable ratio of operators to robots. We present two innovative interfaces that allow a single operator to interact with a group of remote robots. Using a tabletop computer the user can configure and manipulate groups of robots directly by either using their fingers (touch) or by manipulating a set of physical toys (tangible user interfaces). We recruited participants to partake in a user study that required them to interact with a small group of remote robots in simple tasks, and present our findings as a set of design considerations.

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Cheng Guo, James E. Young, and Ehud Sharlin. Touch and Toys: new techniques for interaction with a remote group of robots. In proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2009. CHI '09, Boston, US, April 4-9, 2009, ACM Press

Bibtext Entry

@inproceedings{Guo:2009:TTN:1518701.1518780,
author = {Guo, Cheng and Young, James Everett and Sharlin, Ehud},
title = {Touch and toys: new techniques for interaction with a remote group of robots},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
series = {CHI '09},
year = {2009},
isbn = {978-1-60558-246-7},
location = {Boston, MA, USA},
pages = {491--500},
numpages = {10},
url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1518701.1518780},
doi = {10.1145/1518701.1518780},
acmid = {1518780},
publisher = {ACM},
address = {New York, NY, USA},
keywords = {human-robot interaction, robot teams, tabletop computing, tangible user interfaces, touch interfaces},
}

Authors

James E.Young

James E.Young

Associate Professor

As well as: Cheng Guo and Ehud Sharlin