IRG lab member Abhizna "Abhi" Butchibabu's recent study sheds light on why some teams work together on complex tasks much better than others - it has to do, at least in part, with how they communicate. She studied the communication strategies employed by top-performing human teams and found that anticipatory sharing of information was highly correlated with improved team performance. The article is published in the Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. You can read the full paper here. Abhi builds on these results in her dissertation to design machines that work effectively with human teammates.
May 16, 2016