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Exploring Alternative Interfaces for Controlling Robotic Water Cannons
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Applied Physics and Electronics.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this thesis we are exploring the possibilities to use new and modern interfaces to control industrial robotic hardware, in specific a single water cannon system called TARGA. Using a iterative Design-Build-Test cycle we have been able to build three different prototype interfaces for controlling this robotic water cannon. One touch based, one gesture based and one gamepad interface has been designed, built and tested on users. We found that with modern interfaces, touch, gestures and gamepads we are able to create user experiences easier to use than the standard physical water cannon joystick. Although our user tests showed that the standard joystick still was the preferred interface to use by the users we did find that these modern interfaces can act as great complements to the already existing interface for increased usability.

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2016. , 39 p.
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Human Computer Interaction Interaction Technologies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-127327OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-127327DiVA: diva2:1044978
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Unifire Aktiebolag
Subject / course
Examensarbete i Interaktionsteknik och design
Educational program
Master of Science Programme in Interaction Technology and Design - Engineering
Presentation
2016-09-23, Umeå, 09:30
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Available from: 2016-11-08 Created: 2016-11-07 Last updated: 2016-11-08Bibliographically approved

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