We are always looking for participants for our user trials. If you would like to come and visit us, here are the experiments we are currently running. Most of them include a tour of the lab as a way to thank you for helping us build better robots.

Unless stated otherwise, all the experiments take place in our lab on Exhibition Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2BX.

Usability Evaluation of Intuitive Robot Controllers on an Assistive Feeding Robotic Platform

Come "dine" with our Blueberry Robot Platform!  Our study investigates Intuitive Robot Controllers that use your unconscious reactions to adjust the robot's behaviour, resulting in seamless interactions. Join our experiment, enjoy a “meal” with the robot, and share your insights in quick questionnaires.

Study approved by Imperial College's Research Ethics Committee.

Duration: up to 2 hours

Contact: d.tsakona21@imperial.ac.uk

Machine Learning for Human Motion Analysis

This study is designed to investigate the feature representation of human motion data to better monitor their level of sensorimotor skills. We will be offering free dance lessons for over 3 months for you! During the experiment, we will simulate the real-world dance training scenario and you will be required to perform some dance movements.

During the session, we will record motion data of your movements such as 3D skeletal data and body joint trajectory using OptiTrack Motion Cameras. No personal information (e.g. photos, videos) will be recorded.

Study approved by Imperial College's Research Ethics Committee(6548820).

Duration: 1 hour per session, 2 sessions per week over 3 months

Contact: y.zhong20@imperial.ac.uk 

Impact Evaluation of Trust-based Action Selection Methods in Human-Robot Collaborative Tasks

Experience the future of home cooking with AMIGA, your personal sous-chef robot! In this experiment, you will collaborate with a robot in several cooking tasks and fill out a questionnaire after each session. Your participation will help us understand how to develop new assistive robot behaviours that are better received by humans. 

Study approved by Imperial College's Research Ethics Committee (6494352).

Duration: up to 1 hour

Contact: c.goubard21@imperial.ac.uk

Investigating Trust Estimation in Shared Control-Based Autonomous Wheelchair Navigation

Join us for a 30-45 minute study where you'll assist an autonomous wheelchair in navigating an office space. We're examining how trust evolves based on the wheelchair's performance, tracking your physiological responses and gathering your feedback through short surveys. Your participation will inform the development of a model to estimate user trust in technology-assisted mobility, aiming to improve human-robot interactions.

Study approved by Imperial College's Research Ethics Committee (18IC4346).

Duration: 30-45 minutes

Contact:  n.lingg20@imperial.ac.uk

Usability Evaluation of Affordance-based Augmented Reality Interfaces for the Control of Assistive Robots

This study explores how using an AR Head-Mounted Display (HMD) interface impacts Human-Robot Interaction. You'll wear the HMD and operate assistive robots like smart wheelchairs and mobile manipulators, then share your experience through brief questionnaires.

Study approved by Imperial College's Research Ethics Committee (18IC4346).

Duration: up to 1 hour

Contact: r.chacon-quesada17@imperial.ac.uk