Robot-Human Teamwork in Dynamic Adverse Environment: Papers from the AAAI Symposium
Geert-Jan M. Kruijff and Fiora Pirri, Cochairs
The goal of this symposium was to discuss collaboration between humans and robots in situations which require all to continuously adapt to developing events. Examples are adverse circumstances encountered during emergency responses in various types of search and rescue missions, or security or military deployments. Adaptation needs to reflect changes both in what is to be done by human and robot (the tasks), and in how they are supposed to do so (the roles). It needs to explicitly couple the task-work with the social aspects of team-work for the human-robot team to maintain cohesive, effective operations. What makes this difficult is that humans are performing under stress. And that robots, so far, are far from being well-tuned to the human factor in human robot collaboration.