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Effects of spatial ability on multi-robot control tasks

Chien, SY and Wang, H and Lewis, M (2011) Effects of spatial ability on multi-robot control tasks. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Working with large teams of robots is a very complex and demanding task for any operator and individual differences in spatial ability could significantly affect that performance. In the present study, we examine data from two earlier experiments to investigate the effects of ability for perspective-taking on performance at an urban search and rescue (USAR) task using a realistic simulation and alternate displays. We evaluated the participants' spatial ability using a standard measure of spatial orientation and examined the divergence of performance in accuracy and speed in locating victims, and perceived workload. Our findings show operators with higher spatial ability experienced less workload and marked victims more precisely. An interaction was found for the experimental image queue display for which participants with low spatial ability improved significantly in their accuracy in marking victims over the traditional streaming video display. Copyright 2011 by Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Inc. All rights reserved.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Chien, SY
Wang, H
Lewis, M
Date: 28 November 2011
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Page Range: 894 - 898
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1177/1071181311551186
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9780945289395
ISSN: 1071-1813
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2012 19:50
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 16:58


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