Usability Evaluation of Variable-Scale Microteleoperation System
Takahiro Kanno* and Yasuyoshi Yokokohji**
*Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Yoshida-honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
**Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, 1-1 Rokkohdaicho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501, Japan
The usability of variable-scale micromanipulation system we developed previously, which consists of manipulation and vision subsystems, is evaluated. Based on preliminary usability testing results, we introduced a modified user interface providing more intuitive operation and conducted usability testing of the system including the improved interface. Results showed that variable scaling is significantly more effective than fixed scaling – but only for subjects used to the system.
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