Among the many ways of communication between humans, touch is one of the most powerful. Touch is often used by instructors in sport or dance classes to adjust the student's posture in a very intuitive way. Using tactile instructions appears thus a very appealing modality for developing humanoid robot motions as well. Interpretation of tactile instructions spontaneously given by users is a complex task for artificial systems. Furthermore, the way users employ touch to communicate their intention is still completely unexplored. This work reports the first results obtained in the realization of a system for robot motion creation based on tactile interaction. In particular, M3-Neony, a new humanoid robot equipped with touch sensors over the whole body, will be introduced. Details of the implementation of a system for motion development based on haptic instructions will be described, showing the feasibility of the approach. Finally, an analysis on the way inexperienced uses employ touch for teaching will be provided.
Taschenbuch - 9783846507612 Verlag: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Ersterscheinung: April 2012 ISBN-13: 9783846507612 Größe: 220 mm x 150 mm x 14 mm Gewicht: 356 Gramm 228 Seiten Versandfertig in 3-5 Tagen.