Robotics is playing an increasing role in many domains, and advanced robots will eventually be applied in a variety of ways as partners to a range of users including factory workers, logistics personnel, and first responders to name a few. End-users and stakeholders are calling for developments that enable teaming of humans with robots. But presently, human operators are often constrained to head-down, hands-on human-robot interaction (HRI) often customized for each unique robot command and control system. To move beyond, more natural and intuitive human-robot interfaces are needed. This talk offers a sense for candidate technologies and additional research needs that would advance HRI toward head-up, hands off paradigms and increased robotic intelligence fostering more efficient human-collaborative operation.