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Title: Tangible interfaces for tangible robots
Authors: Smith, AC
Keywords: Robot manipulators
Tangible interfaces
Global positioning system
Radio frequency identification
Radio detection mechanisms
Electrical field sensing
Detection mechanisms
Issue Date: Apr-2010
Publisher: INTECH
Citation: Smith, AC. 2010. Tangible interfaces for tangible robots, Advances in Robot Manipulators, Ernest Hall (Ed.). INTECH, pp 607-624
Abstract: Various modes of tangible interfaces have been explored and researched. In this paper we limit our look at tangible user interfaces to a subset of these. The subset is characterised by portability and no attached tethers, be they mechanical links or electrical wires. The subset does include tangible objects that are connected to a larger system for the purpose of relative position and orientation detection, if relevant. Such detection mechanisms include optical, magnetic, and radio means. Examples of optical detection are the use of fibre optics and a video camera. Magnetic detection utilises the presence of a magnetic field, or the changes in such a field. Radio detection mechanisms include the use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and radio frequency identification (RFID). Using electrically conductive pins provides for another untethered system. Electrical field sensing and the use of acoustic waves are also covered in this chapter. In our discussion we assume open-loop control of robot manipulators, that is, the user interface does not receive feedback from sensing subsytems. The user interface relies on other subsytems to check the inputs provided by the user interface with the actual position of the manipulator.
Description: Smith, AC. 2010. Tangible interfaces for tangible robots, Advances in Robot Manipulators, Ernest Hall (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-070-4, INTECH, Available from: http://sciyo.com/articles/show/title/tangible-interfaces-for-tangible-robots
URI: http://sciyo.com/articles/show/title/tangible-interfaces-for-tangible-robots
http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4351
ISBN: 978-953-307-070-4
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