Big Island, HI, USA
Jan. 6, 2003 to Jan. 9, 2003
Youngkwan Cho , HRL Laboratories, LLC.
Mike Daily , HRL Laboratories, LLC.
Dave Payton , HRL Laboratories, LLC.
Human interaction with large numbers of robots or distributed sensors presents a number of difficult challenges including supervisory management, monitoring of individual and collective state, and apprehending situation awareness. A rich source of information about the environment can be provided even with robots that have no explicit representations or maps of their locale. To do this, we transform a robot swarm into a distributed interface embedded within the environment. Visually, each robot acts like a pixel within a much larger visual display space so that any robot need only communicate a small amount of information from its current location. Our approach uses Augmented Reality techniques for communicating information to humans from large numbers of small-scale robots to enable situation awareness, monitoring, and control for surveillance, reconnaissance, hazard detection, and path finding.
Augmented reality, robot swarm, human-robot interface
Youngkwan Cho, Mike Daily, Dave Payton, "World Embedded Interfaces for Human-Robot Interaction", HICSS, 2003, 36th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, 36th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences 2003, pp. 125b, doi:10.1109/HICSS.2003.1174285