Human-Robot Performance - Test, Evaluate, Analyze, and Measure (TEAM)

Period of Performance: 07/10/2014 - 01/14/2015

$150K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Traclabs, Inc.
100 North East Loop 410, Suite 520
San Antonio, TX 78216
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Mixed human-robot teams have potential to reduce risk to soldiers during missions while matching or improving performance over human-only teams. Responsibility to achieve mission goals can be shared between humans and robots to improve mission success and operational timeliness. Dynamic shifts of task responsibility between humans and robots during operations can improve resilience to the uncertainty in real-world environments. Multiple humans and robots can work concurrently, reducing human workload and hazard exposure. A key challenge in achieving these benefits is to design the team for adaptation to changes in mission situation. It is important to evaluate how the team performs in realistic, dynamic scenarios to ensure that increased reliance on robots produces anticipated performance improvements.