Human-human haptic collaboration in cyclical Fitts' tasks

Gentry, S., Feron, E. and Murray-Smith, R. (2005) Human-human haptic collaboration in cyclical Fitts' tasks. In: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Cambridge, MA, USA, 2-6 August 2005, pp. 3402-3407. ISBN 0780389123 (doi:10.1109/IROS.2005.1545064)

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Abstract

Understanding how humans assist each other in haptic interaction teams could lead to improved robotic aids to solo human dextrous manipulation. Inspired by experiments reported in Reed et al. (2004), which suggested two-person haptically interacting teams could achieve a lower movement time (MT) than individuals for discrete aiming movements of specified accuracy, we report that two-person teams (dyads) can also achieve lower MT for cyclical, continuous aiming movements. We propose a model, called endpoint compromise, for how the intended endpoints of both subjects' motion combine during haptic interaction; it predicts a ratio of /spl radic/2 between slopes of MT fits for individuals and dyads. This slope ratio prediction is supported by our data.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:Fitts' law, haptic interaction, human-human collaboration, rhythmic, rhythmic interaction
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray-Smith, Professor Roderick
Authors: Gentry, S., Feron, E., 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:0780389123
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2005 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
First Published:First published in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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