Developing performance metrics for the supervisory control of multiple robots


Conference Paper

Efforts are underway to make it possible for a single operator to effectively control multiple robots. In these high workload situations, many questions arise including how many robots should be in the team (Fan-out), what level of autonomy should the robots have, and when should this level of autonomy change (i.e., dynamic autonomy). We propose that a set of metric classes should be identified that can adequately answer these questions. Toward this end, we present a potential set of metric classes for human-robot teams consisting of a single human operator and multiple robots. To test the usefulness and appropriateness of this set of metric classes, we conducted a user study with simulated robots. Using the data obtained from this study, we explore the ability of this set of metric classes to answer these questions. Copyright 2007 ACM.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Crandall, JW; Cummings, ML

Published Date

  • September 3, 2007

Published In

  • Hri 2007 Proceedings of the 2007 Acm/Ieee Conference on Human Robot Interaction Robot as Team Member

Start / End Page

  • 33 - 40

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 1595936173

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781595936172

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1145/1228716.1228722

Citation Source

  • Scopus