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Title: Touch and Toys - new techniques for interaction with a remote group of robots
Authors: Guo, Cheng
Young, James E.
Sharlin, Ehud
Keywords: Information interfaces and presentation: User interfaces - Graphical user interfaces (GUI), Interaction styles, Theory and methods
Issue Date: 26-Sep-2008
Abstract: 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 an extensive 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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