Progressive Co-adaptation in Human-Machine Interaction

Paolo Gallina, Nicola Bellotto, Massimiliano Di Luca


In this paper we discuss the concept of co-adaptation between a human operator and a machine interface and we summarize its application with emphasis on two different domains, teleoperation and assistive technology. The analysis of the literature reveals that only in a few cases the possibility of a temporal evolution of the co-adaptation parameters has been considered. In particular, it has been overlooked the role of time-related indexes that capture changes in motor and cognitive abilities of the human operator. We argue that for a more effective long-term co-adaptation process, the interface should be able to predict and adjust its parameters according to the evolution of human skills and performance. We thus propose a novel approach termed progressive co-adaptation, whereby human performance is continuously monitored and the system makes inferences about changes in the users' cognitive and motor skills. We illustrate the features of progressive co-adaptation in two possible applications, robotic telemanipulation and active vision for the visually impaired.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Gallina P., Bellotto N. and Di Luca M. (2015). Progressive Co-adaptation in Human-Machine Interaction . In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-758-123-6, pages 362-368. DOI: 10.5220/0005561003620368

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author={Paolo Gallina and Nicola Bellotto and Massimiliano Di Luca},
title={Progressive Co-adaptation in Human-Machine Interaction},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,
TI - Progressive Co-adaptation in Human-Machine Interaction
SN - 978-989-758-123-6
AU - Gallina P.
AU - Bellotto N.
AU - Di Luca M.
PY - 2015
SP - 362
EP - 368
DO - 10.5220/0005561003620368