Effects of haptic guidance and force feedback on mental rotation abilities in a 6-DOF teleoperated task

Stefan Kimmer, Jan Smisek, Andre Schiele

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Abstract

In a typical space teleoperation task, mismatches between the viewing direction of the operator and the direction of their required control input are often unavoidable. To execute these tasks, the operator is then required to perform mental rotations. Recent studies have shown that the task performance can thereby significantly decrease. In this paper, for the first time, the influence of mental rotations on task performance is studied if hap tic feedback is provided to the operator. A human factors experiment is conducted which analyses the influence of two different hap tic feedback control methods via various visual missmatch angles. The rotation is thereby set to the extreme cases of 0. and 180.To clearly analyze the effects. The first hap tic feedback method consists of direct, scaled force and torque feedback to the operator as measured by a force/torque sensor at the slave robot. The second method consists of hap tic shared control which provides artificially generated guidance forces to the operator. It is shown that mental rotations decrease teleoperation performance despite the addition of direct force feedback. In contrast, hap tic shared control provides lower increase in the operator mental workload and also less between-operator variability of errors made due to the mental rotations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
EditorsS. Kwong
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages3092-3097
ISBN (Electronic)9781479986965
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventIEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2015 - Los Alamitos, California, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Duration: 9 Oct 201512 Oct 2015

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2015
CountryHong Kong
CityKowloon Tong
Period9/10/1512/10/15

Keywords

  • Force Feedback
  • Haptic Guidance
  • Mental Rotation
  • Shared Control

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