Multi-touch interface for controlling multiple mobile robots

Jun Kato, Daisuke Sakamoto, Masahiko Inami, Takeo Igarashi

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Abstract

We must give some form of a command to robots in order to have the robots do a complex task. An initial instruction is required even if they do their tasks autonomously. We therefore need interfaces for the operation and teaching of robots. Natural languages, joysticks, and other pointing devices are currently used for this purpose. These interfaces, however, have difficulty in operating multiple robots simultaneously. We developed a multi-touch interface with a top-down view from a ceiling camera for controlling multiple mobile robots. The user specifies a vector field followed by all robots on the view. This paper describes the user interface and its implementation, and future work of the project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Pages3443-3448
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2009 Apr 42009 Apr 9

Other

Other27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period09/4/409/4/9

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Mobile robots
Robots
Ceilings
User interfaces
Teaching
Cameras

Keywords

  • Entertainment robot
  • Home robot
  • Human robot interaction
  • Multi-touch interface
  • Multiple-robot operation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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Kato, J., Sakamoto, D., Inami, M., & Igarashi, T. (2009). Multi-touch interface for controlling multiple mobile robots. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings (pp. 3443-3448) https://doi.org/10.1145/1520340.1520500

Multi-touch interface for controlling multiple mobile robots. / Kato, Jun; Sakamoto, Daisuke; Inami, Masahiko; Igarashi, Takeo.

Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. 2009. p. 3443-3448.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kato, J, Sakamoto, D, Inami, M & Igarashi, T 2009, Multi-touch interface for controlling multiple mobile robots. in Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. pp. 3443-3448, 27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009, Boston, MA, United States, 09/4/4. https://doi.org/10.1145/1520340.1520500
Kato J, Sakamoto D, Inami M, Igarashi T. Multi-touch interface for controlling multiple mobile robots. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. 2009. p. 3443-3448 https://doi.org/10.1145/1520340.1520500
Kato, Jun ; Sakamoto, Daisuke ; Inami, Masahiko ; Igarashi, Takeo. / Multi-touch interface for controlling multiple mobile robots. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. 2009. pp. 3443-3448
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