Human Embodiment Creates Problems for Robot Learning by Demonstration Using a Control Panel

Franziska Kirstein, Kerstin Fischer, Dorthe Sølvason

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Abstract

In this paper, problems in instructing an industrial robot by means of a control panel are investigated. In order for the robot to learn as much and as fast as possible from demonstration, the demonstration by the teacher needs to be as precise as possible. Usability studies constitute a useful methodology to investigate in which situations users provide the robot with exact trajectories and, if not, why they face difficulties. Results show that movements involving only the lowest joint of the robot arm are straightforward and very exact. In contrast, fine movements that involve joints of the upper arm cause considerable problems. The analysis shows that users have to employ separate actions instead of focusing on the target and therefore need to consciously plan the action since they cannot match the robot's movements with those of their own embodiment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
Number of pages2
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2014
Pages212-213
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-2658-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction - Bielefeld, Germany
Duration: 3. Mar 20146. Mar 2014

Conference

Conference2014 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBielefeld
Period03/03/201406/03/2014

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Keywords

  • human-robot interaction

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