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 publicationProceedings of the 27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009
Pages3443-3448
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep 22
Event27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2009 Apr 42009 Apr 9

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

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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Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

Cite this

Kato, J., Sakamoto, D., Inami, M., & Igarashi, T. (2009). Multi-touch interface for controlling multiple mobile robots. In Proceedings of the 27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009 (pp. 3443-3448). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/1520340.1520500