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Human-machine interaction, a critical success factor for microrobotics

Track: Control and virtualisation

Date and Time: 15 Mar 2024 11:40-13:00

Organisers: Maxime Etievant, Sinan Halyio

Main questions to be answered: How do user interface and user experience play a fundamental role in a user’s performance and confidence in micro-robotics ?

Additional questions: How can the user experience be tailored to the physical conditions of the microworld?

Additional questions 2: How can HMI be used to facilitate learning and skills development ?

Workshop Description: The growing need for miniaturization, whether for minimally invasive operations or for the creation of highly integrated miniature products, is driving the development of microrobotics. While the structure of robots has largely evolved to adapt to the particular physical conditions governing the microworld, the human-machine interaction remains a promising field. At the same time, the willingness to include the human element in the loop in order to address issues of adaptability, resilience and sustainability is encouraging a focus on HMI. The aim of the workshop is therefore to bring together scientific experts from across Europe, to facilitate discussions and to exchange expertise and best practices. Emulation, new ideas and possibility of partnerships can be expected.

Intended Outcome: Workshop on recent developments in technology or applications, Workshop discussion topics of common interest, success stories, use cases, etc

Approach: 80 min splitted into approximatly : • 45 min of pitches • 25 min of Q&A and discussion • 5 min of poll for the creation of the next WS at ERF2025

Contributors: – ISIR/Sobronne University, Paris, France – Sinan HALYIO / Gilles BAILLY – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy – Arianna Menciassi – IRISA-CNRS/Univ Renne, Renne, France – Claudio Pacchierotti