Augmented autonomy: Improving human-robot team performance in Urban search and rescue

Y. Nevatia, T. Stoyanov, R. Rathnam, M. Pfingsthorn, S. Markov, R. Ambrus, A. Birk
2008 2008 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems  
Exploration of unknown environments remains one of the fundamental problems of mobile robotics. It is also a prime example for a task that can benefit significantly from multi-robot teams. We present an integrated system for semiautonomous cooperative exploration, augmented by an intuitive user interface for efficient human supervision and control. In this preliminary study we demonstrate the effectiveness of the system as a whole and the intuitive interface in particular. Congruent with
more » ... s findings, results confirm that having a human in the loop improves task performance, especially with larger numbers of robots. Specific to our interface, we find that even untrained operators can efficiently manage a decently sized team of robots.
doi:10.1109/iros.2008.4651034 dblp:conf/iros/NevatiaSRPMAB08 fatcat:7iu4uts52neb5f4lgqcopu7jnm