Motion guidance experiments with Scooter Cobot

E. S. Boy, E. Burdet, C. L. Teo, Ed Colgate

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

7 Scopus citations

Abstract

Cobots assist humans by mechanically guiding motion along software-defined paths or surfaces. Cobot design has been extensively studied previously. This paper reports the first systematic experimental study of motion guidance with a cobot. We investigated the movements of seven operators with the Scooter cobot in representative environments. Analysis of the force exerted by the operators and the trajectories reveals significant differences between guided movements (GM) and free movements (FM). While FM requires learning for each novel task, GM is optimal from the first trial: Less effort is required to move in GM than in FM, Movements in GM are faster, smoother, and require less back and forth correction than in FM. These advantages demonstrate the strength of the Cobol concept. The results further suggest that operators guided by the Scooter can handle objects in a more "open-loop" way than with a dumb trolley, and so perform faster and concentrate on other aspects of the manipulation task, potentially resulting in increased productivity and fewer injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 11th Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, HAPTICS 2003
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages63-69
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)0769518907, 9780769518909
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Event11th Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, HAPTICS 2003 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Mar 22 2003Mar 23 2003

Other

Other11th Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, HAPTICS 2003
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period3/22/033/23/03

Keywords

  • Automotive engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Force measurement
  • Humans
  • Kinematics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mechanical guides
  • Mobile robots
  • Motorcycles
  • Wheels

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Motion guidance experiments with Scooter Cobot'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this