A VR Prototype for One-Dimensional Movement Visualizations for Robotic Arms

Published: 27 Feb 2024, Last Modified: 07 Mar 2024VAM-HRI 2024 OralEveryoneRevisionsBibTeXCC BY 4.0
Keywords: Human-Robot Interaction, Intelligibility, Visualizations, Visual Design Framework
TL;DR: Using pixel bands around each joint to visualize the movement information of a robotic arm. The visualization is either based on the angle of the joints or the direction of the movement.
Abstract: To enable effective communication between users and autonomous robots, it is crucial to have a shared understanding of goals and actions. This is made possible through an intelligible interface that communicates relevant information. This intelligibility enhances user comprehension, enabling them to anticipate the robot's actions and respond appropriately. However, because robots can perform a wide variety of actions and communication resources are limited, such as the number of available ''pixels'', visualizations must be carefully designed. To tackle this challenge, we have developed a visual design framework. Leveraging Unity, we developed a Virtual Reality implementation to prototype and evaluate our framework. Within this framework, we introduce two visualization techniques for visualizing the movement of a robotic arm, laying a foundation for subsequent development and user testing.
Submission Number: 16