Human-robot interaction study - ESR 8

This study aims to investigate how human performance is affected by changes to the human-machine interface of a telerobotic system, by monitoring several body signals (brain- and eye). The body signals will also be used to train a predictive model, to identify ahead of time the internal state of the user (mental/cognitive state that can impact the task performance).

The Experiment

The experiment will consist in performing a task using a remote teleoperation system (remote control of a robotic arm), while your bio-signals from EEG and eye-tracking are being recorded for post-experiment study of the changes that occurred during the experiment. A practice round will be performed before the start of the experiment and instructions will be given to you throughout the task. Short questionnaires, that will not collect any sensitive personal information, will be filled in at the beginning and end of the experiment.

The experiment should take around 2.5 hours total to complete. Fatigue can be experienced due to the duration of the experiment, however there will be planned rest breaks during the experiment.

The experiments will take place at the Mullingar Office of the Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) centre, Ireland, for a research project in collaboration with the CISC project.

Participant exclusion criteria

You should NOT participate in the experiment if one of the following applies:  

  • You had head/brain surgery.
  •  You suffer from epilepsy.  
  • You are younger than 18 years of age.
  • You wear glasses with more than one power: bifocals, trifocals, and progressives (e.g., Varilux).
  • You had eye surgery: corneal (e.g., LASIK, RK), cataract, intraocular implants.
  • You have eye movement or alignment abnormalities: lazy eye, strabismus, nystagmus.
  •  You have eyelid ptosis.
  • You have epiphora (wet eyes). 
  • If you would like to participate, please book bellow a 3 hour period on the available days.
  • The responsible researcher will enter in contact with you to clarify any doubts and curiosities, and ensure you can participate according to the study’s exclusion criteria.
If you have any question, please do get in touch with the research team: