Using "human state aware" robots to enhance physical human-robot interaction in a cooperative scenario

Carlos Rodriguez Guerrero, Juan Carlos Fraile Marinero, Javier Perez Turiel, Victor Muñoz

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Abstract

Human motor performance, speed and variability are highly susceptible to emotional states. This paper reviews the impact of the emotions on the motor control performance, and studies the possibility of improving the perceived skill/challenge relation on a multimodal neural rehabilitation scenario, by means of a biocybernetic controller that modulates the assistance provided by a haptic controlled robot in reaction to undesirable physical and mental states. Results from psychophysiological, performance and self assessment data for closed loop experiments in contrast with their open loop counterparts, suggest that the proposed method had a positive impact on the overall challenge/skill relation leading to an enhanced physical human-robot interaction experience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-259
Number of pages10
JournalComputer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Volume112
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2013

Keywords

  • Biocybernetic
  • Haptics
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Psychophysiology
  • Rehabilitation robotics

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