Sommer Gentry

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In human motion control applications, the mapping between a control specification and an appropriate target motion often defies an explicit encoding. We present a method that allows such a mapping to be defined by example, given that the control specification is recorded motion. Our method begins by building a database of semantically meaningful instances(More)
— Understanding how humans assist each other in haptic interaction teams could lead to improved robotic aids to solo human dextrous manipulation. Inspired by experiments reported in Reed et al. [1], which suggested two-person haptically interacting teams could achieve a lower movement time (MT) than individuals for discrete aiming movements of specified(More)
The inspiration for this study is the observation that swing dancing involves coordination of actions between two humans that can be accomplished by pure haptic signaling. This study implements a leader-follower dance to be executed between a human and a PHANToM haptic device. The data demonstrate that the participants' understanding of the motion as a(More)
This paper describes the design and implementation of a lead and follow dance to be performed with a human follower and PHANToM leader, or executed by two humans via two PHANToMs, reciprocally linked. In some contexts, such as teaching calligraphic character writing, haptic-only communication of information has demonstrated limited effectiveness. This(More)
W e read with interest the Commentary of Mehrotra et al 1 on modeling the organ allocation system and wish to reply to critiques of the process and the methods used by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) to establish more equitable liver allocation. The Department of Health and Human Services and Health Resources and Services(More)
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