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Rise of Civil Robots

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This talk will discuss the use of unmanned land, sea, and aerial systems for civil and environmental engineering with specific focus on the human-robot interaction necessary for these types of systems to be of practical use in the field. A new human-robot interface for ad hoc Mission Specialists that provides role-specific visual common ground and permits shared control of the robot's payload camera and verbal coordination with the Pilot will be discussed.

This research is of importance to human-robot interaction researchers and practitioners, as well as those in the fields of robotics, human-computer interaction, and artificial intelligence, because it found that a human Pilot role is necessary for assistance and understanding, and that there are hidden dependencies in the human-robot team that affect Mission Specialist performance. Additional future directions for this research will be discussed.

Joshua Peschel, University of Illinois

Wednesday, 10/23/13


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Sutardja Dai Hall
Banatao Auditorium
Berkeley, CA 94720

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