ICRA 2011 Paper Abstract


Paper TuP106.3

Park, Chung Hyuk (Georgia Institute of Technology), Remy, Sekou (University of Notre Dame), Howard, Ayanna (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Visualize Your Robot with Your Eyes Closed: A Multi-Modal Interactive Approach Using Environmental Feedback

Scheduled for presentation during the Regular Sessions "Haptics and Haptic Interfaces II" (TuP106), Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 14:10−14:25, Room 5A

2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 9-13, 2011, Shanghai International Conference Center, Shanghai, China

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Keywords Education Robotics, Haptics and Haptic Interfaces


In this paper, we discuss an approach for enabling students with a visual impairment (VI) to validate the program sequence of a robotic system operating in the real world. We introduce a method that enables the person with VI to feel their robotís movement as well as the environment in which the robot is traveling. The design includes a human-robot interaction framework that utilizes multi-modal feedback to transfer the environmental perception to a human user with VI. Haptic feedback and auditory feedback are selected as primary methods for user interaction. Using this multi-modal sensory feedback approach, participants are taught to program their own robot to accomplish varying navigation tasks. We discuss and analyze the implementation of the method as deployed during two summer camps for middle-school students with visual impairment.



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