Sketch and run: A stroke-based interface for home robots

Daisuke Sakamoto, Koichiro Honda, Masahiko Inami, Takeo Igarashi

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Abstract

Numerous robots have been developed, and some of them are already being used in homes, institutions, and workplaces. Despite the development of useful robot functions, the focus so far has not been on user interfaces of robots. General users of robots find it hard to understand what the robots are doing and what kind of work they can do. This paper presents an interface for the commanding home robots by using stroke gestures on a computer screen. This interface allows the user to control robots and design their behaviors by sketching the robot's behaviors and actions on a top-down view from ceiling cameras. To convey a feeling of directly controlling the robots, our interface employs the live camera view. In this study, we focused on a house-cleaning task that is typical of home robots, and developed a sketch interface for designing behaviors of vacuuming robots.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2009
Subtitle of host publicationDigital Life New World - Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Pages197-200
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
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

Keywords

  • Home robot
  • Human robot interaction
  • Sketching interface
  • Stroke gesture
  • Stroke-based interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Sakamoto, D., Honda, K., Inami, M., & Igarashi, T. (2009). Sketch and run: A stroke-based interface for home robots. In CHI 2009: Digital Life New World - Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 197-200). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/1518701.1518733