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[VIRTUAL] Spring 2021 GRASP SFI: Edward Tunstel, Raytheon Technologies Research Center, “Toward Head-Up, Hands-Off Interaction with Human-Collaborative Robots”
March 24, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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.