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Unifying framework for perception, cognition, and control in remote robotic manipulation

Sigal Berman1, Tzvi Ganel2, Amir Karniel3, Ilana Nisky3
1Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, 2Department of Psychology, 3Department of Biomedical Engineering
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


Remote robotic manipulation requires integration of perception, cognition, and action within and between the human and robot agents. We aim at advancing the understanding of human motor control in remote manipulation tasks and using this knowledge for the development of improved telerobotic systems and measurement of their improvement. We focus on remote manipulation of soft objects with haptic feedback, which is of great importance for dexterous manipulation of soft, deformable objects. Yet, due to potential differences in viewing conditions, haptic feedback, and inherent delays in the transmission of information between the local and remote sites, conveying realistic haptic feedback in remote manipulation systems is currently an unresolved research problem. We encore our exploration in two implementation fields: remote surgery and remote industrial setting.
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​Selected Publications

>>  S. Berman, 2014. Design considerations of dexterous telerobotics, Jeff Prevost, Aly El-Osery Eds., control and systems engineering, Springer: USA.


Funding: Helmsley Charitable Trust through the Agricultural, Biological and Cognitive Robotics Center of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Contact: Sigal Berman, email: