A Touchscreen Interface for Controlling a Robotic Arm (University of Manitoba)

Article Source: http://hci.cs.umanitoba.ca/publications/details/an-interface-for-remote-robotic-manipulator-control-that-reduces-task-load

Photos and Videos: Ashish Singh, Stela H. Seo, Yasmeen Hashish, Masayuki Nakane, James E. Young, Andrea Bunt

In this project, we designed a touchscreen interface for the remote control of a multi-degree of freedom robot arm to reduce task load and fatigue. We conducted a controlled user study to compare our interface to an existing commercial keypad interface. Results of this study suggested that our interafce was easier to use, required less cognitive task load, and enabled people to complete tasks more quickly.

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An Interface for Remote Robotic Manipulator Control That Reduces Task Load and Fatigue Remote control robots are being found in an increasing number of application domains, including search and rescue, exploration, and reconnaissance.

The Robot Arm

The Robot Arm

Our Touchscreen Interface

Our Touchscreen Interface

Commercial keypad interface

Commercial keypad interface

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