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A Preliminary Study of Peer-to-Peer Human-robot Interaction



Terrance Fong, Jean C. Scholtz, Julie Shah, Lorenzo Fluckiger, Clayton Kunz, David Lee, John Schreiner, Michael Siegel, Laura Hiatt, Illah Nourbakhsh, Reid Simmons, Robert Ambrose, Robert Burridge, Brian Antonishek, Magda Bugajska, Alan Schultz, Gregory Trafton


The Peer-toPeer Human-Robot interaction (P2P HRI) project is developing techniques to improve task coordination and collaboration between human and robot partners. Our work is motivated by the need to develop effective human-robot teams for space mission operations. A central element of our approach is creating dialogue and interaction tools that enable humans and robots to flexibly support one another. In order to understand how this approach can influence task performance, we recently conducted a series of tests simulating a lunar construction task with a human-robot team. In this paper, we describe the tests performed, discuss our initial results, and analyze the effect of intervention on task performance.
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System Man and Cybernetics Conference


human-robot dialogue, human-robot interaction, lunar construction task


Fong, T. , Scholtz, J. , Shah, J. , Fluckiger, L. , Kunz, C. , Lee, D. , Schreiner, J. , Siegel, M. , Hiatt, L. , Nourbakhsh, I. , Simmons, R. , Ambrose, R. , Burridge, R. , Antonishek, B. , Bugajska, M. , Schultz, A. and Trafton, G. (2007), A Preliminary Study of Peer-to-Peer Human-robot Interaction, System Man and Cybernetics Conference, , USA, [online], (Accessed June 22, 2024)


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Created March 26, 2007, Updated October 12, 2021