Paladyn, 2021

Design Guidelines for Human-Robot Interaction with Assistive Robot Manipulation Systems

Assistive robotics

The design of user interfaces for assistive robot systems can be improved through the use of a set of design guidelines presented in this paper. As an example use, the paper presents two different user interface designs for an assistive manipulation robot system. We explore the design considerations from these two contrasting user interfaces.… Continue reading Design Guidelines for Human-Robot Interaction with Assistive Robot Manipulation Systems

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ICRA 2020 WS

Reasons People Want Explanations After Unrecoverable Pre-Handover Failures

Codes for explanation reasoning. Shown are those that appeared more than 12 times.

Most research on human-robot handovers focuses on the development of comfortable and efficient HRI; few have studied handover failures. If a failure occurs in the beginning of the interaction, it prevents the whole handover process and destroys trust. Here we analyze the underlying reasons why people want explanations in a handover scenario where a… Continue reading Reasons People Want Explanations After Unrecoverable Pre-Handover Failures

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HRI 2019

The Effects of Proactive Release Behaviors During Human-Robot Handovers

To investigate the effects of the release behavior during human-robot handovers, we studied three release policies: proactive release, rigid release, and passive release. Participants took less time to complete handovers with the proactive release, which was rated as more fluent and easier to take the object. Overall, most participants preferred the proactive release.

Most research on human-robot handovers focuses on how the robot should approach human receivers and notify them of the readiness to take an object; few studies have investigated the effects of different release behaviors. Not releasing an object when a person desires to take it breaks handover fluency and creates a bad handover experience.… Continue reading The Effects of Proactive Release Behaviors During Human-Robot Handovers

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