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Exploring Haptic Interfacing with a Mobile Robot without Visual Feedback

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Advances in Autonomous Robotics (TAROS 2012)

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Search and rescue scenarios are often complicated by low or no visibility conditions. The lack of visual feedback hampers orientation and causes significant stress for human rescue workers. The Guardians project [1] pioneered a group of autonomous mobile robots assisting a human rescue worker operating within close range. Trials were held with fire fighters of South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue. It became clear that the subjects by no means were prepared to give up their procedural routine and the feel of security they provide: they simply ignored instructions that contradicted their routines.

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Penders, J., Jones, P., Nanayakkara, T. (2012). Exploring Haptic Interfacing with a Mobile Robot without Visual Feedback. In: Herrmann, G., et al. Advances in Autonomous Robotics. TAROS 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 7429. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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