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Developing guidelines for in-the-field control of a team of robots

In this work we explore the development of guidelines for creating "in-the-field" interfaces for enabling a single user to remotely control multiple robots. The problem of controlling a remote team of robots is complex, requiring a user to monitor and interpret robotic state and sensor information in real time, and to simultaneously communicate direction commands to the robots. The result is that a robot controller is often seated at a console; for many relevant applications such as search and rescue or firefighting this removes the user from the field of action, rendering them unable to directly participate in a task at hand.

Therefore, one challenge in HRI is to develop efficient interfaces that will enable a user to effectively control and monitor a team of robots in the field. In our project we explore various interface designs in terms of supporting this goal, taking the approach of involving a panel of professionals in the design process to direct exploration and development.

http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2157771&dl=ACM&coll=DL&CFID=229612385&CFTOKEN=53965110

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Megha Sharma, James E. Young, and Rasit Eskicioglu. 2012. Developing guidelines for in-the-field control of a team of robots. In adjunct proceedings (late-breaking reports) of the seventh annual ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 233-234.

Bibtext Entry

@inproceedings{Sharma:2012:DGI:2157689.2157771,
author = {Sharma, Megha and Young, James E. and Eskicioglu, Rasit},
title = {Developing guidelines for in-the-field control of a team of robots},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the seventh annual ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-Robot Interaction},
series = {HRI '12},
year = {2012},
isbn = {978-1-4503-1063-5},
location = {Boston, Massachusetts, USA},
pages = {233--234},
numpages = {2},
url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2157689.2157771},
doi = {10.1145/2157689.2157771},
acmid = {2157771},
publisher = {ACM},
address = {New York, NY, USA},
keywords = {human robot interaction, interface design, robot teams},
}

Authors

James E.Young

James E.Young

Associate Professor

As well as: Rasit Eskicioglu