Robotic Arm Users Prefer Manual
Sometimes even robot researchers can overdo it. A team from the University of Central Florida came up with a way to improve a robot arm for those with physical limitations by a click of a button, the result being that the arm "decides" how to best perform needed tasks. They were surprised to find that users preferred the manual control over automatic because they found the latter "too easy."
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at October 6, 2010 8:25 PM