Interaction Challenges in Human-Robot Space Exploration

Terrence W. Fong and Illah Nourbakhsh
Interactions, Vol. 12, No. 2, March, 2005, pp. 42-45.

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In January 2004, NASA established a new exploration program. A key difference from previous programs is that future space exploration activities must be sustainable over the long-term. In order to reduce human workload, costs, and fatigue-driven error and risk, intelligent robots will have to be an integral part of mission design. This paper describes exploration tasks that could be performed by human-robot teams and identifies interaction challenges that must be addressed to make such teams effective.

HRI, space robotics, human-robot interaction

Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): CREATE: Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment
Number of pages: 4

Text Reference
Terrence W. Fong and Illah Nourbakhsh, "Interaction Challenges in Human-Robot Space Exploration," Interactions, Vol. 12, No. 2, March, 2005, pp. 42-45.

BibTeX Reference
   author = "Terrence W Fong and Illah Nourbakhsh",
   title = "Interaction Challenges in Human-Robot Space Exploration",
   journal = "Interactions",
   pages = "42-45",
   publisher = "ACM Press",
   address = "New York, NY",
   month = "March",
   year = "2005",
   volume = "12",
   number = "2",