Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12008-013-0191-2
Title: A novel augmented reality-based interface for robot path planning
Authors: Fang, H.C.
Ong, S.K. 
Nee, A.Y.C. 
Keywords: Augmented reality
End-effector orientation planning
Human-robot interface
Robot path planning
Issue Date: Feb-2014
Citation: Fang, H.C., Ong, S.K., Nee, A.Y.C. (2014-02). A novel augmented reality-based interface for robot path planning. International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing 8 (1) : 33-42. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12008-013-0191-2
Abstract: Intuitive and efficient interfaces for robot task planning have been a challenging issue in robotics as it is essential for the prevalence of robots supporting humans in key areas of activities. This paper presents a novel augmented reality (AR) based interface for interactive robot path and end-effector (EE) orientation planning. A number of human-virtual robot interaction methods have been formulated and implemented with respect to the various types of robotic operations needed in different applications. A Euclidean distance-based method is developed to assist the users in the modification of the waypoints so as to update the planned paths and/or orientation profiles within the proposed AR environment. The virtual cues augmented in the real environment can support and enhance human-virtual robot interaction at different stages of the robot tasks planning process. Two case studies are presented to demonstrate the successful implementation of the proposed AR-based interface in planning robot pick-and-place tasks and path following tasks. © 2013 Springer-Verlag France.
Source Title: International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/84801
ISSN: 19552513
DOI: 10.1007/s12008-013-0191-2
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