Feasibility Evaluation for Immersive Virtual Reality Simulation of Human-Machine Collaboration: A Case Study of Hand-Over Tasks
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the feasibility of simulating human-machine collaboration via immersive virtual reality. six participants were recruited to collaborate on a hand-over task with a collaborative robot in the real world and Immersive Virtual Environments (IVE). There are five scenarios included in the experiment: real environment, IVE, IVE with auditory feedback for contacts, IVE with visual feedback for contacts, and IVE with both auditory and visual feedback for contacts. Although the results showed the difference of motion strategies between virtual and real environment, the task performance was no difference among scenarios.
KeywordsHuman-machine collaboration Immersive virtual reality Motion analysis
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