Human Telesupervision of a Fleet of Autonomous Robots for Safe and Efficient Space Exploration

Gregg Podnar, John M. Dolan, Alberto Elfes, Marcel Bergerman, H. Benjamin Brown, and Alan D. Guisewite
Proceedings of the 1st Annual Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, March, 2006.


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Abstract
In January 2004, NASA began a bold enterprise to return to the Moon, and with the technologies and expertise gained, press on to Mars. The underlying Vision for Space Exploration calls for a sustained and affordable human and robotic program to explore the solar system and beyond; to conduct human expeditions to Mars after successfully demonstrating sustained human exploration missions on the Moon. The approach is to ?end human and robotic explorers as partners, leveraging the capabilities of each where most useful.?Human-robot interfacing technologies for this approach are required at readiness levels above any available today. In this paper, we describe the HRI aspects of a robot supervision architecture we are developing under NASA? auspices, based on the authors?extensive experience with field deployment of ground, underwater, lighterthan- air, and inspection autonomous and semi-autonomous robotic vehicles and systems.

Notes
Sponsor: This work was supported by NASA under CA #NNA05CP96A.
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Tele-Supervised Autonomous Robotics
Associated Project(s): Wide Area Prospecting Using Supervised Autonomous Robots
Number of pages: 2
Note: to appear

Text Reference
Gregg Podnar, John M. Dolan, Alberto Elfes, Marcel Bergerman, H. Benjamin Brown, and Alan D. Guisewite, "Human Telesupervision of a Fleet of Autonomous Robots for Safe and Efficient Space Exploration," Proceedings of the 1st Annual Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, March, 2006.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Podnar_2006_5249,
   author = "Gregg Podnar and John M Dolan and Alberto Elfes and Marcel Bergerman and H. Benjamin Brown and Alan D. Guisewite",
   title = "Human Telesupervision of a Fleet of Autonomous Robots for Safe and Efficient Space Exploration",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the 1st Annual Conference on Human-Robot Interaction",
   month = "March",
   year = "2006",
   Notes = "to appear"
}