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Communication between Teammates in Urban Search and Rescue

Abstract Although current urban search and rescue (USAR) robots are little more than remotely controlled cameras, the end goal is for them to work alongside humans as trusted teammates. Natural language communications and performance data are collected as a team of humans works to carry out a simulated search and rescue task in an uncertain virtual environment. Conditions are tested emulating a remotely controlled robot versus an intelligent one. Differences in performance, situation awareness, trust, workload, and communications are measured. The Intelligent robot condition resulted in higher levels of performance and operator situation awareness (SA).
Created Date 2015
Contributor Bartlett, Cade Earl (Author) / Cooke, Nancy J (Advisor) / Kambhampati, Subbarao (Committee member) / Wu, Bing (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Cognitive psychology / Artificial intelligence / Robotics / Autonomy / Natural Language / Robots / Situation Awareness / Teamwork / Urban Search and Rescue
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 78 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Applied Psychology 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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