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Human influence of robotic swarms with bandwidth and localization issues

Nunnally, S and Walker, P and Kolling, A and Chakraborty, N and Lewis, Michael and Sycara, K and Goodrich, M (2012) Human influence of robotic swarms with bandwidth and localization issues. In: 2012 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 14 October 2012 - 17 October 2012, Seoul, South Korea.

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Abstract

Swarm robots use simple local rules to create complex emergent behaviors. The simplicity of the local rules allows for large numbers of low-cost robots in deployment, but the same simplicity creates difficulties when deploying in many applicable environments. These complex missions sometimes require human operators to influence the swarms towards achieving the mission goals. Human swarm interaction (HSI) is a young field with few user studies exploring operator behavior. These studies all assume perfect information between the operator and the swarm, which is unrealistic in many applicable scenarios. Indoor search and rescue or underwater exploration may present environments where radio limitations restrict the bandwidth of the robots. This study explores this bandwidth restriction in a user study. Three levels of bandwidth are explored to determine what amount of information is necessary to accomplish a swarm foraging task. The lowest bandwidth condition performs poorly, but the medium and high bandwidth condition both perform well. The medium bandwidth condition does so by aggregating useful swarm information to compress the state information. Further, the study shows operators preferences that should have hindered task performance, but operator adaptation allowed for error correction.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
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Nunnally, S
Walker, P
Kolling, A
Chakraborty, N
Lewis, Michael
Sycara, K
Goodrich, M
Date: 2012
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: 2012 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)
Publisher: IEEE
Page Range: 333 - 338
Event Title: 2012 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)
Event Dates: 14 October 2012 - 17 October 2012
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1109/icsmc.2012.6377723
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Information Science
Refereed: Yes
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICSMC.2012.6377723
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Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2013 15:40
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 12:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18989

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