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Journal of Human-Robot Interaction - Special Issue on Haptics, Volume 4 Issue 1, July 2015

Introduction to journal of human-robot interaction: special issue on haptics in HRI: cooperation and communication
Karon E. MacLean, Antonio Frisoli
Pages: 1-2
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.4.1.MacLean

Coming generations of robots will share physical space with humans, engaging in contact interactions (physical Human Robot Interaction, or pHRI) as they carry out cooperative tasks. This special issue turns a spotlight on the specific roles...

Methods for evaluating and comparing the use of haptic feedback in human-robot interaction with ground-based mobile robots
Daniel J. Brooks, Katherine M. Tsui, Michael Lunderville, Holly A. Yanco
Pages: 3-29
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.4.1.Brooks

A significant amount of research has been conducted regarding the technical aspects of haptic feedback. However, the design of effective haptic feedback behaviors for controlling ground-based mobile robots is not yet well understood from a...

User-centered design of an attitude-aware controller for ground reconnaissance robots
Amber M. Walker, David P. Miller, Chen Ling
Pages: 30-59
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.4.1.Walker

Warfighter safety can be significantly increased by offloading critical reconnaissance and surveillance missions to robotic assets. The subtleties of these tasks require significant operator involvement--usually carried out locally to the robot's...

Haptic interactions with multi-robot swarms using manipulability
Tina Setter, Alex Fouraker, Magnus Egerstedt, Hiroaki Kawashima
Pages: 60-74
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.4.1.Setter

This paper investigates how haptic interactions can be defined for enabling a single operator to control and interact with a team of mobile robots. Since there is no unique or canonical mapping from the swarm configuration to the forces...

Improving human-robot object exchange by online force classification
Wuwei He, Daniel Sidobre
Pages: 75-94
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.4.1.He

Robots are sometimes tasked with handing an object over to a human, which can be a challenging task for a robot to perform, especially when the human partner has no experience in interacting with robots. This paper presents our work to enable a...

Tap and push: assessing the value of direct physical control in human-robot collaborative tasks
Brian Gleeson, Katelyn Currie, Karon MacLean, Elizabeth Croft
Pages: 95-113
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.4.1.Gleeson

In this paper, we compare a touch-based human-to-robot command scheme with traditional button commands in a series of human-robot collaborative assembly tasks. We find a mapping between command style and task outcome that depends on task...