A User-Centered Approach to Workspace Limitations in Tele-Operation
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"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