Carolina Kawabata
Supervisor:Prof. Gudrun Klinker
Advisor:Eichhorn, Christian (@ga73wuj)
Submission Date:[created]


In recent years, especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increasing interest in the use of teleoperated robots for healthcare applications. These robots have the potential to provide personalized care for patients by allowing healthcare professionals to perform their tasks from afar. One challenge in using robots for healthcare is how to control them in an efficient and user-friendly way, especially for healthcare personnel. In this thesis, we investigate how the teleoperation of the humanoid robot Roboy can be implemented for augmented reality in a clinical environment. The goal is to achieve an immersive and natural experience so that the operator feels as if Roboy’s body is their own. With this purpose in mind, we first analyze different scientific papers and applications related to the topic in order to review the necessary requirements and possible challenges for such a system. Furthermore, we present how our design and control are implemented and present the challenges that come with it. Moreover, different use cases for which our setup could be used are identified and discussed. Finally, we evaluate the results of the user research we have conducted with healthcare professionals. Keywords: Augmented reality, teleoperation, embodiment, humanoid robot, human-robot interaction, Magic Leap, patient care, COVID-19, infectious diseases

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