Haptic dancing: human performance at haptic decoding with a vocabulary

Gentry, S. and Murray-Smith, R. (2003) Haptic dancing: human performance at haptic decoding with a vocabulary. In: IEEE International Conference on Systems Man and Cybernetics, Washington, D.C., USA, 5-8 October 2003, pp. 3432-3437. ISBN 0780379527

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Abstract

The inspiration for this study is the observation that swing dancing involves coordination of actions between two humans that can be accomplished by pure haptic signaling. This study implements a leader-follower dance to be executed between a human and a PHANToM haptic device. The data demonstrates that the participants' understanding of the motion as a random sequence of known moves informs their following, making this vocabulary-based interaction fundamentally different from closed loop pursuit tracking. This robot leader does not respond to the follower's movement other than to display error from a nominal path. This work is the first step in an investigation of the successful haptic coordination between dancers, which will inform a subsequent design of a truly interactive robot leader.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray-Smith, Professor Roderick
Authors: Gentry, S., and Murray-Smith, R.
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN:0780379527
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2003 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
First Published:First published in Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Systems Man and Cybernetics
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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