Evaluation of a coordinating controller for improved task performance in multi-user teleoperation

Thomas Schauß, Raphaela Groten, Angelika Peer, Martin Buss

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Abstract

In virtual reality as well as teleoperation the interaction between multiple users is impaired by the mediated signal exchange between partners. To answer challenges of such scenarios assistance functions taking the interaction into account need to be developed. In this work, a coordinating controller implementing a virtual coupling between the participants is evaluated. Goal of the controller is to improve movement synchronization between partners leading to higher overall performance. As the coupling may cost additional effort, the evaluation considers an efficiency measure which relates performance to effort. An experiment is conducted with 20 participants. Contrasting the presented approach to relevant control conditions shows that the proposed virtual coupling results in a significantly higher efficiency: the relative growth in performance exceeds the increase in effort. Hence, the coordinating controller can be concluded to be a beneficial assistance for haptic collaboration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHaptics
Subtitle of host publicationGenerating and Perceiving Tangible Sensations - International Conference, EuroHaptics 2010, Proceedings
Pages240-247
Number of pages8
EditionPART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
EventInternational Conference on Haptics: Generating and Perceiving Tangible Sensations, EuroHaptics 2010 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 8 Jul 201010 Jul 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume6191 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Haptics: Generating and Perceiving Tangible Sensations, EuroHaptics 2010
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period8/07/1010/07/10

Keywords

  • collaboration
  • coordinating controller
  • efficiency
  • effort
  • evaluation
  • multi-user
  • performance
  • teleoperation
  • telepresence

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