Progressive co-adaptation in human-machine interaction

Gallina, Paolo and Bellotto, Nicola and Di Luca, Massimiliano (2015) Progressive co-adaptation in human-machine interaction. In: 12th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2015), 21-23 July 2015, Colmar, Alsace, France.

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Abstract

In this paper we discuss the concept of co-adaptation between a human operator and a machine interface and we summarize its application with emphasis on two different domains, teleoperation and assistive technology. The analysis of the literature reveals that only in few cases the possibility of a temporal evolution of the co-adaptation parameters has been considered. In particular, it has been overlooked the role of time-related indexes that capture changes in motor and cognitive abilities of the human operator. We argue that for a more effective long-term co-adaptation process, the interface should be able to predict and adjust its parameters according to the evolution of human skills and performance. We thus propose a novel approach termed progressive co-adaptation, whereby human performance is continuously monitored and the system makes inferences about changes in the users' cognitive and motor skills. We illustrate the features of progressive co-adaptation in two possible applications, robotic telemanipulation and active vision for the visually impaired.

Keywords:"human-machine interaction", Human-in-the-Loop, Usability, Teleoperation, Active Vision, Assistive Technology, Cyber-Physical Systems
Subjects:H Engineering > H670 Robotics and Cybernetics
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G440 Human-computer Interaction
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G740 Computer Vision
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
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Deposited On:25 May 2015 15:53

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