Introduction to Journal of Human-Robot Interaction Special Issue on Haptics in HRI: Cooperation and Communication

Karon E. MacLean, Antonio Frisoli

Abstract


Coming generations of robots will share physical space with humans, engaging in contact interactions (physical Human Robot Interaction, or pHRI) as they carry out cooperative tasks. This special issue turns a spotlight on the specific roles that crafted haptic interaction can play in cooperation and communication between a human and a robotic partner, from the viewpoints of human needs, capabilities, and expectations and of engineering implementation.

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Haptics, HRI

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5898/JHRI.4.1.MacLean

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