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Human-Robot Interaction using a Multi-Touch Display


Recent advances in digital tabletop touch-and- gesture-activated screens have allowed for small group collaboration. The newest generation screens simultaneously support multiple users, multiple contact points per user, and gesture recognition. To the authors’ knowledge, this technology has never been applied to robot control. We envision that an interactive multi-touch screen display for robot control would improve human-robot interaction (HRI) and increase efficiency. To this end we have adapted several interfaces for use on the MERL DiamondTouch. In this paper, preliminary findings and observations from user testing with one such interface are presented.