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Neglect Benevolence in Human-Swarm Interaction with Communication Latency

Walker, Phillip and Nunnally, Steven and Lewis, Michael and Kolling, Andreas and Chakraborty, Nilanjan and Sycara, Katia (2012) Neglect Benevolence in Human-Swarm Interaction with Communication Latency. In: Third international conference on Swarm, Evolutionary, and Memetic Computing.

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Abstract

In practical applications of robot swarms with bio-inspired behaviors, a human operator will need to exert control over the swarm to fulfill the mission objectives. In many operational settings, human operators are remotely located and the communication environment is harsh. Hence, there exists some latency in information (or control command) transfer between the human and the swarm. In this paper, we conduct experiments of human-swarm interaction to investigate the effects of communication latency on the performance of a human-swarm system in a swarm foraging task. We develop and investigate the concept of neglect benevolence, where a human operator allows the swarm to evolve on its own and stabilize before giving new commands. Our experimental results indicate that operators exploited neglect benevolence in different ways to develop successful strategies in the foraging task. Furthermore, we show experimentally that the use of a predictive display can help mitigate the adverse effects of communication latency.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Walker, Phillip
Nunnally, Steven
Lewis, Michael
Kolling, Andreas
Chakraborty, Nilanjan
Sycara, Katia
Date: 2012
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: LNCS 7677 Proceedings of the Third international conference on Swarm, Evolutionary, and Memetic Computing
Volume: 7677
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Page Range: 662 - 669
Event Title: Third international conference on Swarm, Evolutionary, and Memetic Computing
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/978-3-642-35380-2_77
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0302-9743
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-35380-2_77
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Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2013 15:45
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 12:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18991

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