Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance (RCTA): Technical Exchange Meeting (TEM) 2015

Report No. ARL-CR-0814
Authors: Julian Abich IV; Daniel J Barber; Jonathan Clark; Emmanuel Collins
Date/Pages: May 2017; 40 pages
Abstract: This report describes the outcomes of a 2015 Technical Exchange Meeting (TEM) dedicated to identifying the gaps and prioritizing critical research areas in the human–robot interaction (HRI) field, focusing on unique mobility robots (UMRs) with special manipulation capabilities to progress peer-to-peer, tactical human–robot teaming. The TEM was held to develop a unified vision for HRI research to enable teaming among Soldiers and UMRs and to identify points of intersection in the Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance (RCTA) to facilitate HRI research. Accomplishing this goal required input from all RCTA technical areas including Dexterous Manipulation and Unique Mobility, Intelligence, and Perception. The TEM achieved the following: a joint understanding of the state of the art of UMRs, identification of technical areas in which HRI can assist UMRs and support prototype delivery, and prioritization of an action plan for future HRI in UMR research.
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Last Update / Reviewed: May 1, 2017