|Title||Semi-autonomous Trajectory Generation for Mobile Robots with Integral Haptic Shared Control|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Masone, C, Robuffo Giordano, P, Bülthoff, HH, Franchi, A|
|Conference Name||2014 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation|
|Conference Location||Hong Kong, China|
|Keywords||Bilateral Shared Control of Mobile Robots|
A new framework for semi-autonomous path plan- ning for mobile robots that extends the classical paradigm of bilateral shared control is presented. The path is represented as a B-spline and the human operator can modify its shape by controlling the motion of a finite number of control points. An autonomous algorithm corrects in real time the human directives in order to facilitate path tracking for the mobile robot and ensures i) collision avoidance, ii) path regularity, and iii) attraction to nearby points of interest. A haptic feedback algorithm processes both human’s and autonomous control terms, and their integrals, to provide an information of the mismatch between the path specified by the operator and the one corrected by the autonomous algorithm. The framework is validated with extensive experiments using a quadrotor UAV and a human in the loop with two haptic interfaces.