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Human-Robot Interaction in a Shared Augmented Reality Workspace [article]

Shuwen Qiu, Hangxin Liu, Zeyu Zhang, Yixin Zhu, Song-Chun Zhu
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We design and develop a new shared Augmented Reality (AR) workspace for Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), which establishes a bi-directional communication between human agents and robots.  ...  In a prototype system, the shared AR workspace enables a shared perception, so that a physical robot not only perceives the virtual elements in its own view but also infers the utility of the human agent  ...  INTRODUCTION Recent advance in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) has blurred the boundaries between the virtual and the physical world, introducing a new dimension for Human-Robot Interaction  ... 
arXiv:2007.12656v2 fatcat:bn74e4jdhjbplpy3awhr3ohyvy

Alternative Modes of Interaction in Proximal Human-in-the-Loop Operation of Robots [article]

Tathagata Chakraborti, Sarath Sreedharan, Anagha Kulkarni, Subbarao Kambhampati
2017 arXiv   pre-print
We will first introduce augmented reality techniques for projecting a robot's intentions to its human teammate, who can interact with these cues to engage in real-time collaborative plan execution with  ...  In this paper, we propose to build on recent advances in electrophysiological monitoring methods and augmented reality technologies, to develop alternative modes of communication between humans and robots  ...  Modalities of Interaction We will now demonstrate different ways augmented reality can improve the human-robot workspace, either by providing a platform for interactive plan execution for online collaboration  ... 
arXiv:1703.08930v1 fatcat:vrynujkb7fb7xhvtfye22mztju

Mobile Mixed-Reality Interfaces That Enhance Human–Robot Interaction in Shared Spaces

Jared A. Frank, Matthew Moorhead, Vikram Kapila
2017 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
This paper proposes a mobile mixed-reality interface approach to enhance HRI in shared spaces.  ...  Although user interfaces with gesture-based input and augmented graphics have promoted intuitive human-robot interactions (HRI), they are often implemented in remote applications on research-grade platforms  ...  Thus, the augmented graphics rendered by the interfaces can support human-robot collaboration for object manipulation tasks in shared spaces by forming mixed-reality graphical environments in which the  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2017.00020 fatcat:hop44fzaqjbpbotynsddgxlbj4

A Comparison of Visualisation Methods for Disambiguating Verbal Requests in Human-Robot Interaction

Elena Sibirtseva, Dimosthenis Kontogiorgos, Olov Nykvist, Hakan Karaoguz, Iolanda Leite, Joakim Gustafson, Danica Kragic
2018 2018 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)  
Picking up objects requested by a human user is a common task in human-robot interaction.  ...  In a controlled experiment with a YuMi robot, we investigated real-time augmentations of the workspace in three conditions -- mixed reality, augmented reality, and a monitor as the baseline -- using objective  ...  , and the shared workspace consisted of a flat surface.  ... 
doi:10.1109/roman.2018.8525554 dblp:conf/ro-man/SibirtsevaKNKLG18 fatcat:clnjdopuynhodf2cdy4dvt7n74

Virtual Barriers in Augmented Reality for Safe and Effective Human-Robot Cooperation in Manufacturing [article]

Khoa Cong Hoang, Wesley P. Chan, Steven Lay, Akansel Cosgun, Elizabeth Croft
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Safety is a fundamental requirement in any human-robot collaboration scenario.  ...  To ensure the safety of users for such scenarios, we propose a novel Virtual Barrier system facilitated by an augmented reality interface.  ...  Augmented Reality in Human Robot Collaboration (HRC) Not knowing the robot partner's intent often contributes to stressful situations for the human user.  ... 
arXiv:2104.05211v1 fatcat:6efcrjictffn7c2zz4a6wlda5e

Extended Reality in Robotics [From the Guest Editors]

Elena De Momi, Mahdi Tavakoli, Jeffrey Delmerico, Antonio Frisoli, Mark A. Minor, Giovanni Rossini, Paul Chippendale
2022 IEEE robotics & automation magazine  
This special issue explores the recent advances in AR, VR, and MR for human-robot interaction (HRI) in the field of robotics.  ...  A key enabler of human-robot collaboration is the colocalization and shared spatial intelligence that AR and MR can provide.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mra.2022.3143186 fatcat:uvyazoywurap5ghjlomuekksu4

AR-based interaction for safe human-robot collaborative manufacturing [article]

Antti Hietanen, Jyrki Latokartano, Roel Pieters, Minna Lanz and Joni-Kristian Kämäräinen
2019 arXiv   pre-print
In this work, we propose a depth-sensor based model for workspace monitoring and an interactive Augmented Reality (AR) User Interface (UI) for safe HRC.  ...  The AR-based interactive UIs provide 21-24% and 57-64% reduction in the task completion and robot idle time, respectively, as compared to a baseline without interaction and workspace sharing.  ...  The proposed workspace model and safety monitoring are inspired by the safety zones in [3] and instead of a passive system we propose AR-based interaction for HRC. b) Augmented Reality in HRC: Shared  ... 
arXiv:1909.02933v1 fatcat:gnsrruj5rnedjffh6qjjybmehq

IMPROVING HUMAN AWARENESS DURING COLLABORATION WITH ROBOT: REVIEW

STEFAN GRUSHKO, VSB – Technical University Ostrava, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Robotics, Ostrava, Czech Republic, ALES VYSOCKY, JIRI SUDER, LADISLAV GLOGAR, ZDENKO BOBOVSKY, VSB – Technical University Ostrava, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Robotics, Ostrava, Czech Republic, VSB – Technical University Ostrava, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Robotics, Ostrava, Czech Republic, AUTOKLASTR – Moravskoslezsky automobilovy klastr, z.s., Ostrava, Czech Republic, VSB – Technical University Ostrava, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Robotics, Ostrava, Czech Republic
2021 MM Science Journal  
Human-robot collaboration is a widespread topic within the concept of Industry 4.0.  ...  This paper provides a review of methods of improving human awareness during collaboration with a robot. Covered techniques include graphical, acoustic and haptic feedback implementations.  ...  Illustration of the HRC levels: (1) -strictly separated robot workspace; (2) -partially shared workspace; (3) -fully shared workspace; (4)fully shared workspace with mutual awareness.  ... 
doi:10.17973/mmsj.2021_12_2021181 fatcat:e3br25vjorgqjchla3lexnhoze

Human-Robot Collaboration: Task Sharing Through Virtual Reality

Beibei Shu, Gabor Sziebig, Sakari Pieska
2018 IECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society  
In order to create cooperation between human and industrial robot in our experiments, we propose to have a simple nut screwing operation as an example, where the industrial robot does the hard part.  ...  Results are demonstrated through simulation and in reality also.  ...  but no physical interaction. 4) Shared workspace, shared task with physical interaction: The robot and the human working in a task which physical interaction is necessary.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iecon.2018.8591102 dblp:conf/iecon/ShuSP18 fatcat:yb3rvacn3zbendax4vwffmkxgy

A human-in-the-loop cyber-physical system for collaborative assembly in smart manufacturing

Manuel A. Ruiz Garcia, Rafael Rojas, Luca Gualtieri, Erwin Rauch, Dominik Matt
2019 Procedia CIRP  
The interactive dimension of CPS reaches its maximum when defined in terms of natural human-machine interfaces (NHMI), i.e., those reducing the technological barriers required for the interaction.  ...  The interactive dimension of CPS reaches its maximum when defined in terms of natural human-machine interfaces (NHMI), i.e., those reducing the technological barriers required for the interaction.  ...  Acknowledgements This study is part of actual research activities in the project ``SME 4.0 --Industry 4.0 for SMEs''.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procir.2019.03.162 fatcat:mrnjzevrjbfr5fdshpufq3qnde

Intuitive and Safe Interaction in Multi-User Human Robot Collaboration Environments through Augmented Reality Displays

Georgios Tsamis, Georgios Chantziaras, Dimitrios Giakoumis, Ioannis Kostavelis, Andreas Kargakos, Athanasios Tsakiris, Dimitrios Tzovaras
2021 Zenodo  
To this end, we propose an Augmented Reality (AR) based system that allows workers in a human-robot collaborative environment to interact with a robot while also receiving information regarding the robot  ...  We measured the task completion time as well as the robot idle time using our AR-based human-robot interaction system and compared them to a conventional setup without the use of augmented reality.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work has been supported by the EU Horizon 2020 funded project "Hybrid Human-Robot RECYcling plant for electriCal and eLEctRonic Equipment (HR-RECYCLER)" under the grant agreement with  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5215512 fatcat:hfzqhk2amjgqjfgb5iw4ezeviy

Augmented Reality for Human–Robot Collaboration and Cooperation in Industrial Applications: A Systematic Literature Review

Gabriel de Moura Costa, Marcelo Roberto Petry, António Paulo Moreira
2022 Sensors  
As a prominent and prospective tool to support the human operator to understand and interact with robots, Augmented Reality (AR) has been employed in numerous humanrobot collaborative and cooperative  ...  With the continuously growing usage of collaborative robots in industry, the need for achieving a seamless humanrobot interaction has also increased, considering that it is a key factor towards reaching  ...  to safely interact with humans in a shared workspace, allocation flexibility (light-weight structure, smaller size), and ease of programming.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s22072725 pmid:35408339 pmcid:PMC9003100 fatcat:6zipepgbfjagld3jrjuntwtzre

Laser Graphics in Augmented Reality Applications for Real- World Robot Deployment [chapter]

Gerald Seet, Viatcheslav Iastrebov, Dinh Quang Huy, Wee-Ching Pang
2016 Recent Advances in Robotic Systems  
This leads to a more inclusive interaction for all humans in the shared environment.  ...  This chapter describes the use of laser outline graphics to augmented reality applications for a proposed 'industrial' application in a sharedenvironment of humans and robots.  ...  In addition, the A*STAR Industrial Robotics Program is gratefully acknowledged.  ... 
doi:10.5772/63635 fatcat:xq26zmdvmjdkxbwrjlhhiw3kta

Virtual Borders: Accurate Definition of a Mobile Robot's Workspace Using Augmented Reality

Dennis Sprute, Klaus Tonnies, Matthias Konig
2018 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)  
We address the problem of interactively controlling the workspace of a mobile robot to ensure a human-aware navigation.  ...  For this purpose, we employ a RGB-D Google Tango tablet as human-robot interface in combination with an augmented reality application to flexibly define virtual borders.  ...  INTRODUCTION Humans and robots increasingly live together in shared spaces, such as a home environments.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iros.2018.8593615 dblp:conf/iros/SpruteTK18 fatcat:udsbfl5rung6jovfd7rjgkxzgm

Collaborating with a Mobile Robot: An Augmented Reality Multimodal Interface

Scott A. Green, Xioa Qi Chen, Mark Billinghurst, J. Geoffrey Chase
2008 IFAC Proceedings Volumes  
Augmented Reality (AR) technology is used to facilitate natural use of gestures and provide a common 3D spatial reference for both the robot and human, thus providing a means for grounding of communication  ...  We have created an infrastructure that allows a human to collaborate in a natural manner with a robotic system. In this paper we describe our system and its implementation with a mobile robot.  ...  Their approach used augmented reality overlays in a fixed work environment to enable the human 'director' to use spatial referencing to interactively plan and optimise the path of a robotic manipulator  ... 
doi:10.3182/20080706-5-kr-1001.02637 fatcat:anq3vd23wvgqzi7xmyu3dq2gza
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