In this paper, we discuss the role of the movement trajectory and velocity enabled by our tele-robotic system (ReMa) for remote collaboration on physical tasks. Our system reproduces changes in object orientation and position at a remote location using a humanoid robotic arm. However, even minor kinematics differences between robot and human arm can result in awkward or exaggerated robot movements. As a result, user communication with the robotic system can become less efficient, less fluent and more time intensive.
Martin Feick, Lora Oehlberg, Anthony Tang, André Miede, Ehud Sharlin. The Way You Move: The Effect of a Robot Surrogate Movement in Remote Collaboration. In Adjunct Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA Page: 1-2. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3173386.3176959