Effective Control Interfaces and Shared Control for Telemanipulation

Lead: Jeroen Wildenbeest
2011-2016 (PhD Project, Active)

Telemanipulators are robotic devices which allow human operators to perform complex tasks in hostile environments (e.g. space, nuclear) or environments with spatial constraints (e.g. surgery, micro-assembly), while preserving human judgment, skill, attention and their ability to resolve unexpected situations. Operators can ‘feel’ the remote environment: the contact interactions in the remote environment are reconstructed at the operator’s site as accurately as possible. Additional to this ‘transparent’ information, the operator can be supported by  providing augmented haptic cues.

Goal of this PhD project is understanding the role of both ‘transparent’ and augmented haptic feedback in human-in-the-loop task execution. From an understanding of human motion control, human perception, mechatronics and control engineering, the aim is to provide design guidelines and develop evaluation paradigms for the next-generation hardware and augmented support systems.

PhD project


Associated Research Programme:
Project Output:
    • Wildenbeest et al., 2013a
    • Wildenbeest et al., 2013b
    • Wildenbeest et al., 2013c
    • Boessenkool et al., 2013a
    • Boessenkool et al., 2013b
    • Van Oosterhout et al., 2012
Involved Companies:
    • Heemskerk Innovative Technology B.V.
    • Tree C Technologies
    • Oxford Technologies B.V.
    • Lacquey

This research is part of the H-Haptics programme, financially supported by the Dutch Technology Foundation STW.

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