AAAI Publications, 2017 AAAI Fall Symposium Series

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Who Takes the Lead? Automated Scheduling for Human-Robot Teams
Brenda Castro, Montana Roberts, Karla Mena, Jim Boerkoel

Last modified: 2017-10-09

Abstract


Scheduling interactions between humans and robots presents unique challenges — while robots do not have humans' natural ability to improvise and adapt to new setbacks, humans are not able to work with the same precision as robots. Additionally, hesitation, interruptions, and anticipatory action all influence a human's perception and efficiency in social tasks, but are not inherent features of current algorithms.This paper explores both the challenges and opportunities of automated scheduling as a useful tool for human-robot interactions.We contribute an initial exploratory pilot study that suggests that when a robot takes the lead in dictating a schedule, there are gains in team efficiency without loss of humans' perceived comfort.

Keywords


Probabilistic Simple Temporal Planning

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