Creating A Real-time Motion Retargeting Method

Creating A Real-time Motion Retargeting Method

In this paper, we introduce a novel interface for teleoperation that allows novice users to effectively and intuitively control robot manipulators. The premise of our method is that an interface that allows a user to direct a robot using the natural 6-DOF space of...
Building Adaptive Robotic Collaborators

Building Adaptive Robotic Collaborators

In physical interactions, humans naturally monitor the pace and workload of their partners and adapt their handovers accordingly. In this project, we investigated how robots designed to engage in physical collaborations may achieve similar adaptivity in performing...
Strategies for Instructional Robots

Strategies for Instructional Robots

We developed an autonomous robot system that gives people step-by-step instruction on physical tasks, such as assembling a set of pipes, different instructional and communication strategies. We explored two instructional strategies: grouping and summarizing. Grouping...
Understanding Mobility in Telepresence

Understanding Mobility in Telepresence

Our latest study in robotic telepresence explored the role of mobility, the ability to move or be moved freely and easily, in telepresence using robots. Specifically, we explored whether the ability to move in the local environment improved remote users’ sense...
Authoring human-robot dialogue

Authoring human-robot dialogue

We have developed an authoring environment that enables designers and developers to explore and prototype dialogue-based interactions between a robot and its users. The environment uses a set of dialogue patterns that we developed based on observations of human...