JRM Vol.22 No.5 pp. 659-668
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2010.p0659


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

April 12, 2010
July 27, 2010
October 20, 2010
variable scaling, microteleoperation, usability testing

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.

Cite this article as:
Takahiro Kanno and Yasuyoshi Yokokohji, “Usability Evaluation of Variable-Scale Microteleoperation System,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.22, No.5, pp. 659-668, 2010.
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