Abstract

Robots and other automated systems have potential use in many different fields. As the scope of robot applications that robots are used for increases, there is a growing desire to have human operators manage multiple robots. Typical methods of enabling operators to multi-task in this way involve some combination of user interfaces that support human cognition and advanced robot autonomy. Our research explores a complementary method of managing multiple robots by utilizing operator teams. The evidence suggests that for appropriate task scenarios, two cooperating operators can be more than twice as effective as one operator working alone.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science

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Date Submitted

2009-11-30

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd3297

Keywords

supervisory control, teams, group dynamics, fan-out

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