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 op-
erator to interact with a group of remote robots. Using
a tabletop computer that 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 also recruited participants to
partake in a user study that required them to interact
with a small group of remote robots in simple tasks.
Researchers: Cheng Guo, James E. Young, Ehud Sharlin
- C. Guo, J. E. Young, and E. Sharlin, “Touch and Toys: new techniques for interaction with a remote group of robots”, Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2009. CHI '09, Boston, US, April 4-9, 2009, ACM Press.
- C. Guo, Cheng, J. Young, E. Sharlin, “Touch and Toys - new techniques for interaction with a remote group of robots”, Departmental Technical Report 2008-916-29, September 26, 2008, Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, AB, Canada, 2008.