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.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Whetten, Jonathan M., "Using Operator Teams for Supervisory Control" (2009). All Theses and Dissertations. 2033.
supervisory control, teams, group dynamics, fan-out