A scalable approach to human-robot interaction

A.D. Tews, M.J. Mataric, G.S. Sukhatme
2003 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (Cat. No.03CH37422)  
Much of the current research in human-robot interaction is concerned with single systems and single or few users. These systems and their interfaces are generally tightly-coupled and well-defined. For large-scale humanrobot applications, the systems may be unknown prior to designing the interface for potential human interaction. This presents a difficult goal for allowing multiple users to interact with many possibly unknown systems. In this paper, we present an interaction infrastructure
more » ... nfrastructure aligned with providing this interface. It operates in two phases that accommodate both many-to-many interaction and generalized, one-to-one interaction between users and robotic systems. Our previous research has demonstrated the infrastructure to scale to a large number of users and several systems in simulation. The experiments in this paper substantiate these results in a smaller-scale real robotic environment. 0-7803-7736-2/03/$17.00 ©2003 IEEE
doi:10.1109/robot.2003.1241833 dblp:conf/icra/TewsMS03 fatcat:go65xdgqmjeo3dabobfv57nhgi