Human-Computer Interaction

A section of Informatics (ISSN 2227-9709).

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Robots are playing an increasingly significant role in modern society, from factory automation and service applications to healthcare and entertainment. Although robots were initially used for repetitive tasks, they are now participating in increasingly complex and less structured tasks and activities, including certain tasks that need to be completed interactively with humans. This complexity has prompted new explorations of human–computer interaction—how humans interact with robots, and how to best design and implement robotic systems that can complete interactive tasks in human environments. The basic goal of human–computer interaction is to develop the principles and algorithms of robotic systems that can interact directly, safely, and effectively with humans. Many researchers in the field of human–computer interaction study how humans cooperate and interact, and use these studies to inspire how robots should interact with humans. In particular, the goal of human–computer interaction research is to define an expectation model for robot interaction to guide the design and algorithm development of robots, so as to achieve a more natural and effective interaction between humans and robots.

Keywords

  • robot
  • human–computer interaction
  • robot design and algorithm
  • human–machine safety

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