Next Generation Human-Robot Telematic Teams

Libor Preucil, Jiri Pavlicek, Roman Mazl, Frauke Driewer, Klaus Schilling

The paper investigates new methods and tools for design of next-generation telematic systems based on hybrid teams of cooperating robots and humans. The contribution presents selected issues of building the feature of presence in such systems, deals with human-robot integration and cooperation issues together with drawbacks and benefits of the technology in question. The presented approach is focused onto investigation of a search and rescue type of tasks and provides evaluation of results obtained in proof-of-concept experiments. Keywords: telematic system, human-robot cooperation, personal navigation, search and rescue.

Subjects: 17. Robotics; 6. Computer-Human Interaction

Submitted: Jan 26, 2007

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