An Interactive Strategic Mission Management System for Intuitive Human-Robot Cooperation
Elsa Andrea Kirchner, Hagen Langer, Michael Beetz
Editors: Frank Kirchner, Sirko Straube, Daniel Kuehn, Nina Hoyer
In AI Technology for Underwater Robots, Springer, pages 183-193, 2020. ISBN: 978-3-030-30682-3.
To enable cooperative task planning and coordination between the human operator and robot teams, new types of interfaces are needed. We present an interactive strategic mission management system (ISMMS) for underwater explorations performed by mixed teams of robots and human investigators that enables cooperative task planning and coordination between the human operator and robot teams. Main goals of the ISMMS are to enable robots to “explain” their intentions, problems, and situation fast and in an intuitive fashion to humans, to allow smooth blending between autonomous behavior and human control, to provide smart interfaces to mandatory external control and to enable adaptive task sharing while being optimized with respect to intuitive usage and interaction measured by behavioral and physiological human data.