Cognitive mechanism in synchronized motion: An internal predictive model for manual tracking control

M Khoramshahi, A Shukla, A Billard
(2014) IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)

Many daily tasks involve spatio-temporal coordination between two agents. Study of such coordinated actions in human-human and human-robot interaction has received increased attention of late. In this work, we use the mirror paradigm to study coupling of hand motion in a leader-follower game. The main aim of this study is to model the motion of the follower, given a particular motion of the leader. We propose a mathematical model consistent with the internal model hypothesis and the delays in the sensorimotor system. A qualitative comparison of data collected in four human dyads shows that it is possible to successfully model the motion of the follower.