Where you point is where the robot is

Hokyoung Ryu, Woohun Lee

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Abstract

It is virtually envisioned that in the near future home-service robots will be assisting people in their daily lives. While a wide spectrum of utility of home-service robots has been proposed, i.e., cleaning, surveillance or go-and-fetch jobs, usability studies of the home-service robots have been less undertaken. This paper explores the usability issues, in particular, a map-based user interface for instructing home-service robots in the home environment. It focused on how the different map representation of the co-located environment would affect task performance of locating the home-service robots. The effectiveness of the map-based human-robot interface was thus analysed according to the dimensionality of the map, the location information of the elements in the co-located workspace. The experimental results showed that task performance was varied by the different map representation, providing a better understanding of what characteristics of the map representation were able to effectively support the human operator in instructing the home-service robots in the home environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM Int. Conf. Proc. Series - CHINZ 2006
Subtitle of host publicationDesign Centered HCI - Proceedings of the 7th Int. Conf. NZ Chapter of the ACM's SIG on Human-Computer Interaction (SIGCHI-NZ)
Pages33-42
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006 Dec 1
EventCHINZ 2006: 7th International Conference NZ Chapter of the ACM's Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction(SIGCHI-NZ) - Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 2006 Jul 62006 Jul 7

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Volume158

Other

OtherCHINZ 2006: 7th International Conference NZ Chapter of the ACM's Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction(SIGCHI-NZ)
CountryNew Zealand
CityChristchurch
Period06/07/606/07/7

Keywords

  • Design guidelines
  • Home-service robots
  • Human factors
  • Map-based human-robot interaction

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    Ryu, H., & Lee, W. (2006). Where you point is where the robot is. In ACM Int. Conf. Proc. Series - CHINZ 2006: Design Centered HCI - Proceedings of the 7th Int. Conf. NZ Chapter of the ACM's SIG on Human-Computer Interaction (SIGCHI-NZ) (pp. 33-42). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series; Vol. 158). https://doi.org/10.1145/1152760.1152765