"A User-Centered Approach to Workspace Limitations in Tele-Operation"
A common problem in tele-operation with force feedback is that the operator workspace is small, relative to the target workspace in which sensing and manipulation take place. Various methods have been proposed to deal with this problem, but with limited success, particularly when the goal is to support remote manipulation by transmitting forces. I will present work with collaborators Hanns Tappeiner and Ralph Hollis describing a novel solution to workplace limitations. The method is motivated by cognitive science research on people's ability to update spatial location, based on sensori-motor cues. I will describe the approach and its grounding in research on human spatial perception and action. Finally, I will present evaluation data showing the benefits of force feedback overall, and our method in particular.
Roberta L. Klatzky
Roberta Klatzky is Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, where
she is also on the faculty of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and the
Human-Computer Interaction Institute. She received a B.S. in mathematics from the
University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Stanford University.
Before coming to Carnegie Mellon, she was a member of the faculty at the University of
California, Santa Barbara. Klatzky's research interests are in human perception and cognition, with specialemphasis on spatial cognition and haptic perception. She has done extensive research on human haptic and visual object recognition, navigation under visual and nonvisual guidance, and perceptually guided action. Her work has application to navigation aids for the blind, haptic interfaces, exploratory robotics, teleoperation, and virtual environments. Professor Klatzky is the author of over 200 articles and chapters, and she has authored or edited 6 books
June 21 2011, 11:00, FENS G032