Decision-making model for adaptive impedance control of teleoperation systems

Corredor, J., Sofroni, J. and Peer, A. (2016) Decision-making model for adaptive impedance control of teleoperation systems. IEEE Transactions on Haptics, 10 (1). pp. 5-16. ISSN 1939-1412 Available from:

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This paper presents a haptic assistance strategy for teleoperation that makes a task and situation-specific compromise between improving tracking performance or human-machine interaction in partially structured environments via the scheduling of the parameters of an admittance controller. The proposed assistance strategy builds on decision-making models and combines one of them with impedance control techniques that are standard in bilateral teleoperation systems. Even though several decision-making models have been proposed in cognitive science, their application to assisted teleoperation and assisted robotics has hardly been explored yet. Experimental data supports the Drift-Diffusion model as a suitable scheduling strategy for haptic shared control, in which the assistance mechanism can be adapted via the parameters of reward functions. Guidelines to tune the decision making model are presented. The influence of the reward structure on the realized haptic assistances is evaluated in a user study and results are compared to the no assistance and human assistance case.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:haptics, shared control, decision-making, assistance, telerobotics, drift-diffusion model
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics
ID Code:29152
Deposited By: Professor A. Peer
Deposited On:15 Jun 2016 14:26
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