Human-human haptic collaboration in cyclical Fitts' tasks

Sommer Gentry, Eric Feron, Roderick Murray-Smith

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Understanding how humans assist each other in haptic interaction teams could lead to improved robotic aids to solo human dextrous manipulation. Inspired by experiments re- ported in Reed et al. [1], which suggested two-person haptically interacting teams could achieve a lower movement time (MT) than individuals for discrete aiming movements of specified accuracy, we report that two-person teams (dyads) can also achieve lower MT for cyclical, continuous aiming movements. We propose a model, called endpoint compromise, for how the intended endpoints of both subjects' motion combine during haptic interaction; it predicts a ratio of √2 between slopes of MT fits for individuals and dyads. This slope ratio prediction is supported by our data. © 2005 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2005 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS
PublisherIEEE Computer
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0780389123
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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