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Human-robot teaming
Author(s): Terrance M. Tierney; William J. Protzman; Brian Samples
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Paper Abstract

This presentation will provide program information, goals and objectives of the Technology for Human-Robot Interactions in Soldier-Robot Teaming (HRI) Army Technology Objective (ATO). The intent of this program is to develop and demonstrate an intelligent scaleable interface for mounted and dismounted control of ground and air unmanned systems. Currently in the Army there are unique interfaces developed by engineers for each unmanned system fielded. This saddles the soldier with a training burden to learn specific interface operations prior to controlling the robot. By providing a consistent look and feel across various sized controlling devices, the training burden is reduced as well as the soldier's cognitive workload. Additionally, task analysis will be performed to identify workload barriers and bottlenecks, and intelligent agents will be developed and applied to reduce and/or automate the higher workload tasks. Lastly, this program will develop adaptive automation techniques to intelligently shed or introduce tasks at the appropriate time to the soldier to maintain optimal situational awareness and maximize the performance of the soldier-robot team.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5804, Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology VII, (27 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.607330
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Terrance M. Tierney, U.S. Army RDECOM-TARDEC (United States)
William J. Protzman, DCS Corp. (United States)
Brian Samples, DCS Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5804:
Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology VII
Grant R. Gerhart; Charles M. Shoemaker; Douglas W. Gage, Editor(s)

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