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Designing a usable interface for an interactive robot

Designing a usable interface for an interactive robot

Keates, Simeon, Clarkson, John and Robinson, Peter (1999) Designing a usable interface for an interactive robot. In: ICORR ’99: 6th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics. ICORR ’99, pp. 156-162.

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The traditional emphasis of Rehabilitation Robotics has been dominated largely by the logistics of system development rather than how to maximise overall system usability [1].

The research programme at Cambridge has focused on the shortcomings of this approach and the identification of strategies for placing the user exclusively at the centre of the design process [2].

This paper describes the re-design of the interface for an Interactive Robotic Visual Inspection System (IRVIS) and how this was used to formulate a structured, methodical approach to user-centred interface design. A discussion of the original IRVIS interface design will be presented, followed by a description of current usability theory and its role in formulating the proposed five-level user-centred design approach. The results of the evaluation of this approach, through user trials, will also be discussed.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: ICORR ’99: 6th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
Additional Information: [1] The conference was held at Stanford University, Stanford, California, U.S.A. July 1-2, 1999 [2] Acknowledgements (funding): This project was funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
Uncontrolled Keywords: usable interface, interactive robotics, Rehabilitation Robotics
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
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