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A Human–Robot Interaction Perspective on Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics

Beckerle, Philipp and Salvietti, G. and Unal, R. and Prattichizzo, D. and Rossi, S. and Castellini, C. and Hirche, S. and Endo, S. and Amor, H.B. and Ciocarlie, M. and Mastrogiovanni, F. and Argall, B.D. and Bianchi, M. (2017):
A Human–Robot Interaction Perspective on Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics.
In: Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 11, ISSN 1662-5218, [Online-Edition: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbot.2017.00024],
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Abstract

Assistive and rehabilitation devices are a promising and challenging field of recent robotics research. Motivated by societal needs such as aging populations, such devices can support motor functionality and subject training. The design, control, sensing, and assessment of the devices become more sophisticated due to a human in the loop. This paper gives a human–robot interaction perspective on current issues and opportunities in the field. On the topic of control and machine learning, approaches that support but do not distract subjects are reviewed. Options to provide sensory user feedback that are currently missing from robotic devices are outlined. Parallels between device acceptance and affective computing are made. Furthermore, requirements for functional assessment protocols that relate to real-world tasks are discussed. In all topic areas, the design of human-oriented frameworks and methods is dominated by challenges related to the close interaction between the human and robotic device. This paper discusses the aforementioned aspects in order to open up new perspectives for future robotic solutions.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2017
Creators: Beckerle, Philipp and Salvietti, G. and Unal, R. and Prattichizzo, D. and Rossi, S. and Castellini, C. and Hirche, S. and Endo, S. and Amor, H.B. and Ciocarlie, M. and Mastrogiovanni, F. and Argall, B.D. and Bianchi, M.
Title: A Human–Robot Interaction Perspective on Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics
Language: German
Abstract:

Assistive and rehabilitation devices are a promising and challenging field of recent robotics research. Motivated by societal needs such as aging populations, such devices can support motor functionality and subject training. The design, control, sensing, and assessment of the devices become more sophisticated due to a human in the loop. This paper gives a human–robot interaction perspective on current issues and opportunities in the field. On the topic of control and machine learning, approaches that support but do not distract subjects are reviewed. Options to provide sensory user feedback that are currently missing from robotic devices are outlined. Parallels between device acceptance and affective computing are made. Furthermore, requirements for functional assessment protocols that relate to real-world tasks are discussed. In all topic areas, the design of human-oriented frameworks and methods is dominated by challenges related to the close interaction between the human and robotic device. This paper discusses the aforementioned aspects in order to open up new perspectives for future robotic solutions.

Journal or Publication Title: Frontiers in Neurorobotics
Volume: 11
Divisions: 16 Department of Mechanical Engineering
16 Department of Mechanical Engineering > Institute for Mechatronic Systems in Mechanical Engineering (IMS)
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2017 19:56
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbot.2017.00024
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-66164
Identification Number: doi:10.3389/fnbot.2017.00024
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