Development of evaluation indexes for human-centered design of a wearable robot arm

Koki Nakabayashi, Yukiko Iwasaki, Hiroyasu Iwata

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Abstract

A new type of wearable robot that assists the user with additional arms has been presented in recent years. Previous studies have reported that wearable robot arms allow wearer to perform multiple tasks simultaneously. Although concept designs have been qualitatively discussed, quantitative consideration in the design phase of wearable robot arms is necessary to improve their safety and operational efficiency. In order to evaluate the man-machine cooperativeness between users and wearable robot arms, the present paper proposes three evaluation indexes: workspace extensiveness, cooperativeness and invasiveness. The proposed evaluation indexes were defined according to the calculations of the common domain of the human workspace and the robot arm workspace. The calculation results suggest a design tradeoff between the work efficiency and the workspace invasiveness. The proposed indexes can be utilized as a new parameter for evaluating human-robot interactions of wearable robot arms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHAI 2017 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Human Agent Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages305-310
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450351133
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct 17
Event5th International Conference on Human Agent Interaction, HAI 2017 - Bielefeld, Germany
Duration: 2017 Oct 172017 Oct 20

Publication series

NameHAI 2017 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Human Agent Interaction

Other

Other5th International Conference on Human Agent Interaction, HAI 2017
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBielefeld
Period17/10/1717/10/20

Keywords

  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Wearable robot arm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction

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