Using Eye Blinking for EOG-Based Robot Control

  • Mihai Duguleana
  • Gheorghe Mogan
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 314)


This paper proposes a new approach to real-time robot controlling by integrating an Electrooculography (EOG) measuring device within human-robot interaction (HRI). Our study focuses on controlling robots using EOG for fulfilling elementary robot activities such as basic motor movements and environment interaction. A new EOG-based HRI paradigm has been developed on the specific defined problem of eye blinking. The resulted model is tested using biometric capturing equipment. We propose a simple algorithm for real-time identification and processing of signals produced by eyes during blinking phases. We present the experimental setup and the results of the experiment. We conclude by listing further research issues.


Electrooculography robot control human-robot interaction eye blink 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mihai Duguleana
    • 1
  • Gheorghe Mogan
    • 1
  1. 1.Product Design and Robotics DepartmentTransylvania University of BrasovBrasovRomania

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