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Dr. Bernhard Weber

DLR German Aerospace Center
Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics
Cognitive Robotics
Oberpfaffenhofen
Muenchener Str. 20
82234 Wessling

telephone: +49 8153 28-2194
email: Dr. Bernhard Weber


Fields of Interest

  • Human Factors in Telepresence/ Telerobotic Systems (e.g. Medical & Space Robotics, Virtual Assembly)
  • Haptic Interface Evaluation

 

Publications & Presentations (2009 - present)

2020

Riecke, C., Weber, B., Maier, M., Stelzer, M., Balachandran, R., Kondratiev, A., Sergeev, A., Dubinin, V., et al. (2020). Kontur-3: Human Machine Interfaces for Telenavigation and Manipulation of Robots from ISS. In: Proceedings of the IEEE Aerospace Conference.

Sierotowicz, M., Weber, B., Belder, R., Bussmann, K., Singh, H., & Panzirsch, M. (2020). Investigating the influence of haptic feedback in rover navigation with communication delay. In: Proceedings of the Eurohaptics Conference 2020. 

Singh, H., Janetzko, D., Jafari, A.,  Weber, B., Lee, C.-I. & Ryu, J.-H. (2020). Enhancing the Rate-Hardness of Haptic Interaction: Successive Force Augmentation Approach. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 67(1), 809-819.

Balachandran, R., Mishra, H., Cappelli, M., Weber, B., Secchi, C., Ott, C. & Albu-Schäffer, A. (2020). Adaptive Authority Allocation in Shared Control of Robots Using Bayesian Filters. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Paris, France.

2019

Weber, B., Riecke, C. & Stelzer, M. (2019). Disentangling the Enigmatic Slowing Effect of Microgravity on Sensorimotor Performance. In: Proceedings of the HFES Europe Chapter 2019 Annual Conference, Nantes, France.

Weber, B., Balachandran, R., Riecke, C., Freek, S. & Stelzer, M. (2019). Teleoperating Robots from the International Space Station: Microgravity Effects on Performance with Force Feedback. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2019, Macau, China. 

Weber, B. (2019). Telerobotic Space Missions: The Impact of Microgravity on Sensorimotor Performance of Human Operators. Invited presentation at the Technical University of Chemnitz.

Weber, B. (2019). Human Factors in the Field of Space Robotics. Invited presentation at the Technical University of Munich, Chair of Ergonomics, Garching.

2018

Weber, B., Schätzle, S. & Riecke, C. (2018). Comparing the Effects of Space Flight and Water Immersion on Sensorimotor Performance. In: Proceedings of the HFES Europe Chapter 2017 Annual Conference, Rome, Italy.

Panzirsch, M., Balachandran. R., Weber, B., Ferre, M. & Artigas, J. (2018). Haptic Augmentation for Teleoperation through Virtual Grasping Points. IEEE Transaction on Haptics, 11(3), 400-416.

N.Y. Lii, C. Riecke, D. Leidner, S. Schätzle, P. Birkenkampf, B. Weber, T. Krueger, M. Stelzer, A. Wedler, G. Grunwald: The robot as an avatar or co-worker? An investigation of the different teleoperation modalities through the Kontur-2 and METERON SUPVIS Justin space telerobotic missions. The International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Oct. 2018

2017

Weber, B. (2017). Force Feedback in Virtual Assembly Scenarios: A Human Factors Evaluation. Oral presentation in the workshop "Haptic Methods and Technologies for Virtual Assembly Simulations", World Haptics Conference 2017, Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany.

Panzirsch, M., Weber, B., Rubio, L., Coloma, S., Ferre, M. & Artigas, J. (2017). Tele-Healthcare with Humanoid Robots: A User Study on the Evaluation of Force Feedback Effects, World Haptics Conference 2017, Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany.

Schätzle, S., Weber, B. & Leichtmann, B. (2017). Hands-free Reading Braille with a Vibrotactile Wristband. In: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction, pp. 35-45, Lisbon, Portugal.

2016

Weber, B., Schätzle, S., Riecke, C., Brunner, B., Tarassenko, S., Artigas, J., Balachandran, R., and Albu-Schäffer, A. (2016). Weight and Weightlessness Effects on Sensorimotor Performance During Manual Tracking. In: F. Bello, H. Kajimoto and Y. Visell (Eds.).: Haptics: Perception, Devices, Control, and Applications, LNCS 9774, pp. 111-121. Springer International Publishing.

Weber, B. (2016). Human Factors in Telerobotic Applications. Invited presentation at the10th Congress of the "Verein für Psychologie in Beruf und Praxis e.V." in Munich.

Riecke, C., Artigas, J. Balachandran, R., Bayer, R., Beyer, A., Brunner, B., Buchner, H., Gumpert, T., Gruber, R., Hacker, F., Landzettel, K., Plank, G., Schätzle, S., Sedlmayr, H.-J., Seitz, N., Steinmetz, B.-M., Stelzer, M., Vogel, J., Weber, B., Willberg, B., Albu-Schäffer, A. (accepted). KONTUR-2 Mission: The DLR Force Feedback Joystick for Space Telemanipulation from the ISS. i-SAIRAS 2016, Beijing, China.

Artigas, J., Balachandran, R., Stelzer, M., Riecke, C., Weber, B., Ryu, J.H., Albu-Schaeffer, A. (accepted). KONTUR-2: Force-Feedback Teleoperation from the ISS. The International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Stockholm, Sweden.

2015

Weber, B. & Eichberger, C. (2015). The Benefits of Haptic Feedback in Telesurgery and other Teleoperation Systems: A Meta-Analysis. In: M. Antona and C. Stephanidis (Eds.): Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Access to Learning, Health and Well-Being. Part III, LNCS 9177, pp. 394-405, 2015, Switzerland: Springer. Invited Paper.

Weber, B. (2015). May the force be with you - Optimizing Human-Robot-Interfaces. Invited Presentation at the University of Ulm.

Panzirsch, M., & Weber, B. (2015). A 3DoF-sidestick user interface for four wheel independent steering vehicles. In Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), 2015 IEEE (pp. 1310-1315). IEEE.

Schätzle, S. & Weber, B. (2015). Towards vibrotactile direction and distance information for virtual reality and workstations for blind people. In: M. Antona and C. Stephanidis (Eds.): UAHCI 2015, Part II, LNCS 9176, pp. 148–160, 2015, Switzerland: Springer.

2014

Weber, B., & Schneider, S. (2014). The Effects of Force Feedback on Surgical Task Performance: A Meta-Analytical Integration. In Haptics: Neuroscience, Devices, Modeling, and Applications (pp. 150-157). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Weber, B. & Rothkirch, I. (2014). Ergonomic Optimization of a Force Feedback Joystick for Telerobotic Applications. Poster presented on the 5th Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference, Krakow, Poland.

Weber, B. (2014). Der Beitrag der Psychologie im interdisziplinären Gestaltungsprozess. Invited presentation at the7th Congress of the "Verein für Psychologie in Beruf und Praxis e.V." in Munich.

2013

Weber, B., Sagardia, M., Hulin, T. & Preusche, C. (2013). Visual, Vibrotactile and Force Feedback of Collisions in Virtual Environments: Effects on Performance, Mental Workload and Spatial Orientation. In: R. Shumaker (Ed.): Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality /HCII 2013, Part I, LNCS 8021, pp. 241-250. Heidelberg: Springer. Best Paper Award.

Weber, B., Oberheid, H. & Papenfuss, A. (2013). Visual Aids for Merging Mixed Arrival Traffic: Effects on Controllers' Performance, Situation Awareness, and Mental Workload.2013 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, San Diego, CA, USA.

Weber, B., Hellings, A., Tobergte, A. & Lohmann, M. (2013). Human Performance and Workload Evaluation of Input Modalities for Telesurgery.Proceedings of the German Society of Ergonomics (GfA) Spring Congress (pp. 409-412). Dortmund: GfA-Press.

Weber, B., Hertkorn, K., Döllinger, N. & Kremer, P. (2013). Visuelle Assistenz bei telepräsenten Objektmanipulationen mit einem humanoiden Roboter. In M. Grandt & S. Schmerwitz (Hrsg.): Ausbildung und Training in der Fahrzeug- und Prozessführung(S. 87-101). Bonn: DGLR. 

Weber, B. (2013). Human-centered Design and Evaluation of Human-Machine-Interfaces. Vortrag in der Vorlesungsreihe "Introduction to Surgical Robotics" am Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality, TU München.

Hertkorn, K., Weber, B., Kremer, P., Roa, M. & Borst, C. (2013). Assistance for Telepresence using Online Grasp Planning.Humanoids Conference 2013, Atlanta, USA.

2012

Weber, B., Schneider, A., Draschkow, D. & Hirzinger, G. (2012). Informationsaustausch in klinischen Teams bei Nutzung eines Robotersystems für minimal-invasive Chirurgie. In M. Grandt & S. Schmerwitz (Hrsg.): Fortschrittliche Anzeigesysteme für die Fahrzeug- und Prozessführung (S. 299-302). Bonn: DGLR.

Weber, B. (2012). Herausforderungen und Chancen der Ingenieurpsychologie. Eingeladener Vortrag beim 6. Kongress des Vereins für Psychologie in Beruf und Praxis e.V. in München.

Sagardia, M., Weber, B., Hulin, T. & Preusche, C. (2012). Evaluation of Visual and Force Feedback Modalities in Virtual Assembly Verifications. Virtual Reality Conference. USA: Orange County, CA. Short Paper Honorable Mention.

Papenfuß, A. & Weber, B. (2012). Just talk - An experimental task for investigation of team situation awareness. In D. de Waard, K. Brookhuis, F. Dehais, C. Weikert, S. Röttger, D. Manzey, S. Biede, F. Reuzeau, and P. Terrier (Eds.). Proceedings HFES Europe Chapter Conference Toulouse. Available from hfes-europe.org.

2011

Weber, B., Panzirsch, M., Montoya-Zamarron, S., Preusche, C. & Deml, B. (2011) Evaluation zweier Bedienkonzepte zur Steuerung eines Fahrzeugs mit drei Bewegungsfreiheitsgraden. In M. Grandt & S. Schmerwitz (Hrsg.): Ergonomie im interdisziplinären Gestaltungsprozess (S. 175-186).Bonn: DGLR.

Weber, B., Panzirsch, M., Preusche, C., & Deml, B. (2011). Der aktive Sidestick als Bedienelement im Elektromobil. In: Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft e.V. (Hrsg.):Mensch, Technik, Organisation - Vernetzung im Produktentstehungs- und –herstellungsprozess (S. 281- 284). Dortmund: GfA-Press.

Weber, B., Schätzle, S., Hulin, T., Preusche, C., & Deml, B. (2011). Evaluation of a vibrotactile feedback device for spatial guidance. IEEE- World Haptics Conference 2011, Istanbul, Turkey.

Weber, B., Wittchen, M. & Hertel, G. (2011). Dispositionale Einflüsse auf Motivationsgewinne von schwächeren Gruppenmitgliedern. In: Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft e.V. (Hrsg.): Mensch, Technik, Organisation - Vernetzung im Produktentstehungs- und –herstellungsprozess (S. 473- 476). Dortmund: GfA-Press.

Weber, B. (2011, Mai). Haptisches Feedback zur Optimierung der Mensch-Maschine-Schnittstelle. Eingeladener Vortrag an der Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg, Institut für Psychologie, Abteilung Persönlichkeits- und Sozialpsychologie.

Weber, B. & Oberheid, H. (2011, Mai). Visual Assistance for Merging Operations: Effects on Controllers’ Performance, Situation Awareness, and Mental Workload. Vortrag auf dem 15. Kongress der European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP), Maastricht, Niederlande.

Friedrich, M., Weber, B., Schätzle, S., Oberheid, H., Preusche C. & Deml, B. (2011). Air traffic controller assistance systems for attention direction: Comparing visual, auditory, and tactile feedback. HFES European Chapter, Leeds, UK.

Jipp, M., Depenbrock, F., Suikat, R., Schaper, M., Papenfuß, A., Kaltenhäuser, S. &Weber, B.(2011). Multi-objective optimization and its application to total airport management.Proceedings of the 8th Asian Control Conference, Kaohsiun, Taiwan, May 15-18, 1060-1066.

2010

Weber, B., Deml, B., Friedrich, M., Schätzle, S., Oberheid, H. & Preusche, C. (2010).Vibrotaktiles Feedback zur Aufmerksamkeitslenkung bei komplexen Lotsentätigkeiten. In M. Grandt & A. Bauch (Hrsg.): Innovative Interaktionstechnologien für Mensch-Maschine-Schnittstellen (S. 71-85).Bonn: DGLR.

Weber, B.& Oberheid, H. (2010, September). Effiziente und sichere Anflugführung durch visuelle Assistenz für Fluglotsen. Vortrag auf dem 47. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs), Bremen.

Weber, B.& Deml, B. (2010, Juli). Design and implementation of telepresence/ teleaction systems: An introduction to psychophysical methods. Eingeladener Vortrag an der Technischen Universität München.

Oberheid, H., Weber, B. & Möhlenbrink, C. (2010). Eye movement analysis to evaluate ghosting and targeting aids for controller assistance. In D. de Waard, A. Axelsson, M. Berglund, B. Peters, and C. Weikert (Eds.) Human Factors: A system view of human, technology and organisation (pp. 1 - 21). Maastricht, the Netherlands: Shaker Publishing.

Suikat, R., Kaltenhäuser, S., Weber, B., Hampe, J., & Timmermann, F. (2010). ACCESS – A gaming and simulation platform for advanced airport operations concepts. Proceedings of the AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, 2010.Canada: Toronto

2009

Weber, B., Wittchen, M. & Hertel, G. (2009). Gendered ways to motivation gains in groups. Sex Roles, 60, 731-744.

Weber, B. & Papenfuß, A. (2009). Kooperative Entscheidungsprozesse im Flugverkehrsmanagement: Der Einfluss von situativen und dispositionalen Faktoren. In M. Grandt & A. Bauch (Hrsg.): Kooperative Arbeitsprozesse - DGLR-Bericht 2009-2 (S. 123-140). Bonn: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt Lilienthal-Oberth e.V. (DGLR).

Weber, B., Oberheid, H. & Rudolph, M. (2009, September). Visuelle Unterstützung von Lotsen bei neuartigen Anflugprozeduren. Vortrag auf der 6. Tagung der Fachgruppe Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Wien.

Friedrich, M., Weber, B. & Papenfuß, A. (2009). Incorporating Workflows for Collaborative Air Traffic Management. In M. Grandt & A. Bauch (Hrsg.): Kooperative Arbeitsprozesse - DGLR-Bericht 2009-2 (S. 140-155). Bonn: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt Lilienthal-Oberth e.V. (DGLR).

Oberheid, H., Weber, B., Temme, M. M. & Kuenz, A. (2009). Visual assistance to support late merging operations in 4D trajectory-based arrival management. In 28th Digital Avionics Systems Conference, Orlando, Florida.

Oberheid, H., Weber, B. & Rudolph, M. (2009). Visual controller aids to support late merging operations for fuel efficient and noise reduced approach procedures. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 53rd Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas.

2008

Weber, B. (2008). Dispositional Influences on Motivation Gains of Inferior Group Members. Doctoral thesis, Dr. Kovac, Hamburg. Grade: "Summa cum laude".


Awards

Best Paper Award (Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, HCI International 2013)

  • Weber, B., Sagardia, M., Hulin, T. & Preusche, C. (2013). Visual, Vibrotactile and Force Feedback of Collisions in Virtual Environments: Effects on Performance, Mental Workload and Spatial Orientation. In: R. Shumaker (Ed.): Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality /HCII 2013, Part I, LNCS 8021, pp. 241-250. Heidelberg: Springer.

Short Paper Honorable Mention

  • Sagardia, M., Weber, B., Hulin, T. & Preusche, C. (2012). Evaluation of Visual and Force Feedback Modalities in Virtual Assembly Verifications. Virtual Reality Conference. USA: Orange County, CA.

Innovation Awards

  • DLR MIRO-Surge Team (2017). Manfred-Fuchs-Innovation-Award for successfully implementing the "MiroSurge System"
  • Sporer, N., Schätzle, S., Hulin, T., Weber, B., Wüsthoff, T. & Ende, T. (2013). M2M Challenge 2012/2013 - VibroTac is the winner in the category healthcare.
  • Sporer, N., Schätzle, S., Hulin, T., Weber, B., Wüsthoff, T. & Ende, T. (2012). VibroTac is WT Innovation Cup finalist.
  • Schätzle, S., Hulin, T., Weber, B., Wüsthoff, T., Ende, T. & Preusche, C. (2012).  „VibroTac- Ein universelles Interaktionsgerät zur vibrotaktilen Informationsdarstellung am Handgelenk“. Preis verliehen von der Gesellschaft von Freunden des Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.

Tech Transfer Award

  • Schätzle, S., Weber, B., Hulin, T., Sporer, N. (2015). "VibroTac - Tactile Access to the World" EuRobotics Tech Transfer Award finalist.

Lectures

  • "Fundamentals of Collaborative Work" (Oberseminar, 2004-2007, University of Wuerzburg, Department of Work, Industrial, and Organizational Psychology)
  • "Human-Centered Design of Technical Systems" (Oberseminar, 2012, University of Magdeburg, Department of Personality and Social Psychology)
  • Contribution to "Introduction to Surgical Robotics" (Lecture, since 2013, TU Munich, Department for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality)

Student Supervision

Master's Theses

Kristin Lange (2014). Effects of Mechanical Properties of a Force Feedback Joystick in Human Perception and Sensorimotor Performance. In cooperation with TU Berlin, Prof. Manzey.

Anja Schneider (2015). Evaluation of Haptic Human-Machine Interfaces for Virtual Reality Applications. In cooperation with TU Munich, Prof. Bengler.

Gideon Kloss (2017). Effects of Time Delay, Packet Loss and Quality of Force Feedback on Human Operating Performance in Teleoperation. In cooperation with TU Munich, Prof. Bengler.

Dominik Janetzko (2018). Performance of Human Operators with Multimodal Collision Feedback in Teleoperation. In cooperation with TU Munich.

Bachelor Theses

Anja Schneider (2012). Analyse der Kommunikationsmuster in klinischen Teams bei roboterassistierter minimalinvasiver Chirurgie. In cooperation with LMU München, Prof. Stoffer.

Nina Döllinger (2014). Evaluation visueller Assistenz beim Greifen in einer virtuellen Realität. In cooperation with TU München.

Jonas Schäffler (2016). Der Einfluss mechanischer Eigenschaften eines kraftreflektierenden Joysticks auf die sensomotorische Leistung in simulierter Schwerelosigkeit. In copperation with  the University of Ulm. Prof. Dr. Baumann.

Internships

- Benjamin Stracke

- Dejan Draschkow

- Nina Döllinger

- Clara Eichberger

- Henning Mende

- Sandra Faltl

- Vanessa Steppan

- Benedikt Leichtmann

- Jonas Schäffler

- Philip Seldschopf

- Margit Kanter

 

Last updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2020 by Dr. Bernhard Weber