Human–Robot Interaction Design Research: From Teleoperations to Human–Agent Teaming

Report No. ARL-TR-8770
Authors: Michael Barnes, Linda R Elliott, Julia Wright, Angelique Scharine, and Jessie Chen
Date/Pages: September 2019; 54 pages
Abstract: This report covers human factors research supported by the Army Research Laboratory's human–robot interaction (HRI) multiyear program. The emphasis is on design principles derived from the HRI research commencing with early research on teleoperations to current research on human–agent teaming (HAT), including topics such as human factors of teleoperations, multimodal control and display research, adaptive systems, RoboLeader (a planning agent), models of trust and transparency, design of visualization for effective HAT, and a discussion of current and future efforts related to bidirectional communications between humans and agents. An important principle underlying our research is that as agents become more autonomous, Soldiers' taskings do not become easier?rather they change, often becoming more demanding.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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