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Multi Robot User Interface Design Based On HCI Principles
Sidra Naveed, Naveed Iqbal Rao, Barbel Mertsching
Pages - 64 - 73     |    Revised - 07-10-2014     |    Published - 10-11-2014
Volume - 5   Issue - 5    |    Publication Date - November 2014  Table of Contents
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KEYWORDS
Human Computer Interaction, Robot User Interface, Robot Control User Interface, Mobile Exploratory Robot.
ABSTRACT
Robot User Interface (RUI) refers to a specialized User Interface (UI) that intrinsically supplements the virtual access phenomenon of human operators with robots working in complex and challenging scenarios such as rescue missions. The very nature of complexity and attributed information overload can potentially cause significant threat to survivor’s life expectancy, especially when the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) has to play its optimal role. Keeping in view the seriousness of scenario and associated complexities, the current UI problems are firstly highlighted in RUIs. Afterwards, the surfaced UI design issues are tackled through application of established heuristics and design elements. A new interface is designed based on the design heuristics. This newly developed RUI has been tested on the available autonomous rescue robot, GETbot. The usability evaluation and heuristic based evaluation principles are applied in greater depth to establish marked improvement in UI design, with reference to its previously faced usability issues.
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Miss Sidra Naveed
National University of Science and Technology - Pakistan
sidra.mscs18@students.mcs.edu.pk
Mr. Naveed Iqbal Rao
National University of Science and Technology - Pakistan
Miss Barbel Mertsching
Paderborn University, Germany - Germany