TitleHuman-Robot Collaboration and Cognition with an Autonomous Mobile Robot
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsSofge, D, Trafton, JG, Cassimatis, N, Perzanowski, D, Bugajska, MD, Adams, W, Schultz, AC
Conference NameIn Proceedings of the 8th Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-8
Date Published3/2004
PublisherIOS Press
Conference LocationAmsterdam, The Nederlands

Effective collaboration between robots and humans requires the use of an efficient interface whereby a human can communicate and interact with a robot almost as efficiently as he/she would with another human. In this interaction the human may act as a supervisor and/or collaborator with the robot. Human-robot collaboration is facilitated by a number of capabilities built into the robot and robot interface, including voice recognition, natural language and gesture understanding, and behaviors supporting dynamic autonomy. The inclusion of cognitively plausible representations and processes aboard the robot provides a further basis for facilitating collaboration between humans and robots, thereby reducing the human effort required to adapt to limitations of the robot as a non-human collaborator.

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