RBE PhD Qualifier Presentation: Jayam Patel "Mixed-Granularity Human-Swarm Interaction"

Friday, October 12, 2018
9:30 am to 10:30 am
Floor/Room #: 
GP 1002

PhD Qualifier
Jayam Patel

Mixed-Granularity Human-Swarm Interaction

We present an augmented reality human-swarm interface that combines two modalities of interaction: environment-oriented and robot-oriented. The environment-oriented modality allows the user to modify the environment (either virtual or physical) to indicate a goal to attain for the robot swarm. The robot-oriented modality makes it possible to select individual robots to reassign them to other tasks to increase performance or remedy failures. Previous research has concluded that environment-oriented interaction might prove more difficult to grasp for untrained users. In this paper, we report a user study which indicates that, at least in collective transport, environment-oriented interaction is more effective than purely robot-oriented interaction, and that the two combined achieve remarkable efficacy.


Friday, October 12, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
RBE Conference Rm. #209

85 Prescott Street, Worcester, MA 01609

Teresa Hemple