Human-Robot teams can efficiently operate in several scenarios including Urban Search and Rescue (USAR). Robots can access areas too small or deep for a person, can begin surveying larger areas that people are not permitted to enter and can carry sensors and instruments. One important aspect in this cooperative framework is the way robots and humans can communicate during rescue operation. Vision and audio modalities may result not efficient in case of reduced visibility or high noise. A promising way to guarantee effective communications between robot and human in a team is the exploitation of haptic signals. In this work, we present a possible solution to let a robot guide the position of a human operator’s hand by using vibrations. We demonstrate that an armband embedding four vibrating motors is enough to guide the wrist of an operator along a predefined path or in a target location. The results proposed can be exploited in human-robot teams. For instance, when the robot detects the position of a sensible target, it can guide the wrist of the operator in such position following an optimal path.
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|Titolo:||Haptic Wrist Guidance Using Vibrations for Human-Robot Teams|
|Citazione:||Aggravi, M., Salvietti, G., & Prattichizzo, D. (2016). Haptic Wrist Guidance Using Vibrations for Human-Robot Teams. In Proc. 2016 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) (pp.113-118). IEEE.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|
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