An evaluation of haptic cues on the tele-operator's perceptual awareness of multiple UAVs' environments

Hyoung Il Son, Junsuk Kim, Lewis Chuang, Antonio Franchi, Paolo Robuffo Giordano, Dongjun Lee, Heinrich Bulthoff

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Abstract

The use of multiple unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is increasingly being incorporated into a wide range of teleoperation applications. To date, relevant research has largely been focused on the development of appropriate control schemes. In this paper, we extend previous research by investigating how control performance could be improved by providing the teleoperator with haptic feedback cues. First, we describe a control scheme that allows a teleoperator to manipulate the flight of multiple UAVs in a remote environment. Next, we present three designs of haptic cue feedback that could increase the teleoperator's environmental awareness of such a remote environment. These cues are based on the UAVs' i) velocity information, ii) proximity to obstacles, and iii) a combination of these two sources of information. Finally, we present an experimental evaluation of these haptic cue designs. Our evaluation is based on the teleoperator's perceptual sensitivity to the physical environment inhabited by the multiple UAVs. We conclude that a teleoperator's perceptual sensitivity is best served by haptic feedback cues that are based on the velocity information of multiple UAVs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2011
Pages149-154
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 11
Event2011 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2011 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 2011 Jun 222011 Jun 24

Other

Other2011 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2011
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period11/6/2211/6/24

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Keywords

  • H.5.2 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: User Interfaces - Evaluation/methodology, Haptic I/O

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Il Son, H., Kim, J., Chuang, L., Franchi, A., Robuffo Giordano, P., Lee, D., & Bulthoff, H. (2011). An evaluation of haptic cues on the tele-operator's perceptual awareness of multiple UAVs' environments. In 2011 IEEE World Haptics Conference, WHC 2011 (pp. 149-154). [5945477] https://doi.org/10.1109/WHC.2011.5945477