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

    Other

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

    Keywords

    • Human-Robot Interaction
    • Wearable robot arm

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Nakabayashi, K., Iwasaki, Y., & Iwata, H. (2017). Development of evaluation indexes for human-centered design of a wearable robot arm. In HAI 2017 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Human Agent Interaction (pp. 305-310). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3125739.3125763