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Touch and Toys for HRI (2009)

Touch and Toys for HRI (2009)

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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Project Publications

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

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

Collaborators

James E.Young

James E.Young

Associate Professor

As well as: Cheng Guo and Ehud Sharlin