Psychological experiments on avoidance action characteristics for estimating avoidability of harm to eyes from robots

Takamasa Hattori, Yoji Yamada, Shuji Mori, Shogo Okamoto, Susumu Hara

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Abstract

In this study, psychological experiments are conducted to investigate harm-avoidance action characteristics in humans in close contact with robotic devices. For the experiments, a situation is created in which the sharp end-effector tip of a robot suddenly approaches the eyes of a facing participant. The avoidance reaction time is defined as the time interval from the beginning of the end-effector motion to when the participant begins movement to avoid harm. The results suggest that the avoidance reaction time does not depend on the type of work being performed but on the initial distance between the human's eyes and the approaching object. Using this information, safe human-robot working distances can be determined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2012
Pages5400-5405
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2012
Event25th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Systems, IROS 2012 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
Duration: Oct 7 2012Oct 12 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Other

Other25th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Systems, IROS 2012
CountryPortugal
CityVilamoura, Algarve
Period10/7/1210/12/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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