“Engineering seamless interaction and collaboration between man and machine”
Near-future robot intelligence offers great potential for the next evolution in our society, provided we can collaborate with this technology. At the Delft Haptics Lab we aim to better understand how humans perform dynamic control tasks with machines, and to use this knowledge to design interfaces and devices that make the machines become true extensions of our body. This requires in-depth knowledge of human sensorimotor control and perception. Applications we have investigated so far range from driving a car to flying a plane, and from interacting with tele-robotic devices to controlling exoskeletons. We focus on establishing and enriching physical interaction through forces, and on developing shared control to seamlessly combine human and machine intelligence.
The research at the Delft Haptics Lab is organized along three main Research Themes:
- Understanding the human as a controller (measuring and modeling sensorimotor control)
- Developing novel human-machine interaction (e.g. haptic shared control)
- Developing haptic manipulators