A Preliminary Study of Peer-to-Peer Human-Robot Interaction

Terrence W. Fong, Jean Scholtz, Julie Shah, Lorenzo Flueckiger, Clayton Kunz, David Lees, John Schreiner, Michael Siegel, Laura Hiatt, Illah Nourbakhsh, Reid Simmons, Robert Ambrose, Robert Burridge, Brian Antonishek, Magda Bugajska, Alan Schultz, and J. Gregory Trafton
International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, October, 2006.


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Abstract
The Peer-to-Peer Human-Robot Interaction (P2P-HRI) project is developing techniques to improve task coordination and collaboration between human and robot partners. Our work is motivated by the need to develop effective human-robot teams for space mission operations. A central element of our approach is creating dialogue and interaction tools that enable humans and robots to flexibly support one another. In order to understand how this approach can influence task performance, we recently conducted a series of tests simulating a lunar construction task with a human-robot team. In this paper, we describe the tests performed, discuss our initial results, and analyze the effect of intervention on task performance.

Keywords
human-robot interaction, space exploration, human-robot teams

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center and Quality of Life Technology Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Human-Robot Interaction Group
Number of pages: 6

Text Reference
Terrence W. Fong, Jean Scholtz, Julie Shah, Lorenzo Flueckiger, Clayton Kunz, David Lees, John Schreiner, Michael Siegel, Laura Hiatt, Illah Nourbakhsh, Reid Simmons, Robert Ambrose, Robert Burridge, Brian Antonishek, Magda Bugajska, Alan Schultz, and J. Gregory Trafton, "A Preliminary Study of Peer-to-Peer Human-Robot Interaction," International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, October, 2006.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Fong_2006_5438,
   author = "Terrence W Fong and Jean Scholtz and Julie Shah and Lorenzo Flueckiger and Clayton Kunz and David Lees and John Schreiner and Michael Siegel and Laura Hiatt and Illah Nourbakhsh and Reid Simmons and Robert Ambrose and Robert Burridge and Brian Antonishek and Magda Bugajska and Alan Schultz and J. Gregory Trafton",
   title = "A Preliminary Study of Peer-to-Peer Human-Robot Interaction",
   booktitle = "International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics",
   publisher = "IEEE",
   month = "October",
   year = "2006",
}