Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

A Field Study of Two Techniques for Situation Awareness for Robot Navigation in Urban Search and Rescue

Published

Author(s)

Jean C. Scholtz, Brian Antonishek, J D. Young

Abstract

In this paper we examine the performance of robot systems that use two different techniques for situation awareness for operators of robots in an urban search and rescue (USAR) competition: an automatic mapping technique using sonar and laser sensors and the use of an overhead camera to provide a frame of reference. In order to analyze situation awareness, we classified a subset of critical incidents that occurred during the RoboCup 2004 competition. While we conclude that both techniques lower critical incidents in local navigation and obstacle encounters, this result should be interpreted with caution as it is based on our field study results. A more controlled laboratory follow up study is planned.
Proceedings Title
IEEE Ro-Man 2005 Conference
Conference Dates
August 13-15, 2005
Conference Location
August 135,
Conference Title
IEEE Ro-Man Conference

Keywords

critical incidents, human-robot interaction, situation awareness, urban search and rescue

Citation

Scholtz, J. , Antonishek, B. and Young, J. (2005), A Field Study of Two Techniques for Situation Awareness for Robot Navigation in Urban Search and Rescue, IEEE Ro-Man 2005 Conference, August 13-15, (Accessed April 25, 2024)
Created October 1, 2005, Updated February 19, 2017