27. Robots to the Rescue: Mixed-initiative human-robot teaming for disaster response

author: Jonathan Williams, MIT Media Lab, School of Architecture + Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
author: Sophie Wang, MIT Media Lab, School of Architecture + Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
author: Mikey Siegel, MIT Media Lab, School of Architecture + Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
author: Jun Ki Lee, MIT Media Lab, School of Architecture + Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
author: Fardad Faridi, MIT Media Lab, School of Architecture + Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
author: Jason B. Alonso, MIT Media Lab, School of Architecture + Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
author: Sigurdur Orn Adalgeirsson, MIT Media Lab, School of Architecture + Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
author: Thomas Kollar, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
author: Nicholas Roy, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
author: Stefanie Tellex, MIT Media Lab, School of Architecture + Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
author: Jesse Gray, Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
author: Aditya Undurti, Aerospace Controls Laboratory, Center for Future Civic Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
author: Jonathan P. How, Aerospace Controls Laboratory, Center for Future Civic Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
author: Sanford T. Freedman, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vanderbilt University
author: Philipp Robbel, MIT Media Lab, School of Architecture + Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
author: Julie A. Adams, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vanderbilt University
author: Kenton Williams, MIT Media Lab, School of Architecture + Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
author: Paula Aguilera, MIT Media Lab, School of Architecture + Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
author: Matt Berlin, Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
author: Cynthia Breazeal, Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
published: June 20, 2009,   recorded: May 2009,   views: 1111
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The humanoid robot Nexi and a team of robot helicopters are deployed in response to a simulated fire aboard a Navy ship. Working together with a remote human operator, the robots search for survivors and guide them to safety. A mixed-initiative tasking system allows the human operator to specify team goals via a tasking interface, and also allows goals to be generated by the robots as a result of local observations and interactions with victims. The robots autonomously handle the details of navigation and task execution, and communicate their location, task status, and important observations to the operator via the interface. The interface also allows the robots to ask for the operator's help with difficult recognition problems, such as confirming the location of a victim from a partial identification.

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