Robot ergonomics: A case study of chair design for Roomba

Ning Tan, Rajesh Elara Mohan, Yoke Ying Wong, Ricardo Sosa

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Abstract

Ergonomics is the study of designing more human-friendly products, systems or processes for human. By extending this concept to robotics field, we propose robot ergonomics which is a transdisciplinary approach that brings together roboticists, product designers, and architects to solve numerous unsettled research problems or technology bottlenecks in robotics community through designing products for robots. This paper focuses on a case study of chair design for Roomba. Seven design criteria are proposed and intensive experiments are performed to validate the criteria using 22 chairs. Based on such empirical design strategy, three generic principles (i.e., observability, accessibility, and safety) of chair design are extracted for Roomba.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
Place of PublicationKobe, Japan
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages246-251
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467367042
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE/RSJ International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication 2015 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 31 Aug 20154 Sep 2015
Conference number: 24th

Conference

ConferenceIEEE/RSJ International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication 2015
Abbreviated titleRO-MAN 2015
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period31/08/154/09/15

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