GoalThe goal of our project is to answer these questions:
- Which control method for robots in dangerous situations is better, haptic feedback or video feedback?
- What impact does haptic information have on the operator of a robot in a dangerous situation?
The purpose for finding the answers to these questions is to provide a better insight as to what effects haptic technology might have on robotics used in dangerous situations. By finding this information, we can show whether the use of haptic technology as a control mechanism for robots in dangerous situations should be promoted. The results of this project can be brought to other applications of haptic technology as well. For instance, if we find that haptic technology greatly increases the speed of the operation, but decreases the quality, then we could conclude that haptic technology would not be a good choice for the medical field. We could then conclude this because in the medical field haptic technology would be used to help in surgery where quality is more important than speed. These are the kinds of discoveries we hope to make through this project.