Eye Tracking for Robotics

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Improve the efficiency of industrial and research robots as they perform increasingly complex tasks.

Teaching robots to be more human-like

Teaching robots to be more human-like

At its most functional level, eye tracking is used in the quest to make robots more efficient by emulating human actions. An example of this is the use of SMI Eye Tracking Glasses in the study of human grasp of everyday objects.

But researchers have also used Eye Tracking Glasses to study human actions in everyday conversations in order to “make a step towards intuitive and natural interaction with virtual agents, social robots, and other conversational systems”.

Using eye tracking to give robots anticipatory control

Using eye tracking to give robots anticipatory control

SMI Eye Tracking Glasses were used to enable robots to proactively plan and execute actions based on an anticipation of a human partner’s task intent as inferred from that human’s gaze patterns. This allows robots to respond to user requests and complete tasks faster.