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VISUALIZATION OF MULTIPLE ROBOTS DURING TEAM ACTIVITIES Curtis M. Humphrey, Stephen M. Gordon, Julie A. Adams
 

Summary: VISUALIZATION OF MULTIPLE ROBOTS DURING TEAM ACTIVITIES
Curtis M. Humphrey, Stephen M. Gordon, Julie A. Adams
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee USA 37235
As robotic systems encompass larger numbers of individual robotic agents, interface design
must provide better visual representations that account for factors affecting the human operator's
situational awareness. This work investigates three robotic team visualizations via an evaluation
with sixteen participants who either had used robots or had no experience with robots. The team
visualizations varied in how much information was displayed: only individual robots, individual
robots connected via a semitransparent team shape, or a solid team shape. The evaluation results
revealed that the two visualizations utilizing a team shape were used more frequently than the
visualization displaying only individual robots.
INTRODUCTION One manner of reducing the high demands placed
on the operator is to develop interfaces that facilitate
situational understanding. Envarli and Adams (2005)
investigated employing colors to relate information
regarding multiple robot team associations, team
status, and individual robot status.
Interacting with multiple robots is a complicated

  

Source: Adams, Julie A. - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vanderbilt University

 

Collections: Engineering; Computer Technologies and Information Sciences