The Way You Move: The Effect of a Robot Surrogate Movement in Remote Collaboration
Martin Feick, Lora Oehlberg, Anthony Tang, Andre Miede, and Ehud Sharlin. (2018). The Way You Move: The Effect of a Robot Surrogate Movement in Remote Collaboration. In HRI ’18: Extended Abstracts of the International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 2 pages + poster.
In this paper, we discuss the role of the movement trajectory and velocity enabled by our tele-robotic system (ReMa) for remote collaboration on physical tasks. Our system reproduces changes in object orientation and position at a remote location using a humanoid robotic arm. However, even minor kinematics differences between robot and human arm can result in awkward or exaggerated robot movements. As a result, user communication with the robotic system can become less efficient, less fluent and more time intensive.