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

TitleA Preliminary Study of Peer-to-Peer Human-Robot Interaction
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2006
AuthorsFong, T., J. Scholtz, J. A. Shah, L. Fluckiger, C. Kunz, D. Lees, J. Schreiner, M. Siegel, L. M. Hiatt, I. Nourbakhsh, R. Simmons, R. Ambrose, R. Burridge, B. Antonishek, M. Bugajska, A. Schultz, and G. J. Trafton
Conference NameIEEE International Conf. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics

The Peer-to-Peer Human-Robot Interaction (P2PHRI)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.