Amir M. Naghsh

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In this paper, we describe the development processes adopted for effective human centred design in the context of developing a human robot interface. The human robot interaction context is that of a working with a swarm of autonomous robots being developed to assist the process of search and rescue as carried out by fire fighters. The paper illustrates an(More)
Over the years a consensus has developed that involving users directly in the software development process can lead to more useful and usable systems. This has found its clearest expression in the Participatory Design (PD) movement. However, a limitation of PD is that it has primarily focused on project stakeholders being co-located, whereas in recent years(More)
In a variety of emergency settings robot assistance has been identified as highly valuable, providing remote, and thus safe, access and operation. There are many different forms of human-robot interactions, allowing a team of humans and robots to take advantage of skills of each team member. A relatively new area of research considers interactions between(More)
Emergencies in industrial warehouses are a major concern for fire fighters. The large dimensions together with the development of dense smoke that drastically reduces visibility, represent major challenges. The Guardians robot swarm is designed to assist fire fighters in searching a large warehouse. In this paper we discuss the technology developed for a(More)
In this paper, we explore the characteristics of different prototyping techniques applied in interactive systems design. Our analysis applies the ‘cognitive dimensions’ framework, and is informed by an appreciation of four key activities within the design and development of software, namely: the authoring of design proposals; the validation of those(More)
There are many different forms of human-robot interactions, allowing a team of humans and robots to take advantage of skills of each team member. A developing area of research is focused upon the potential of robot swarms working in emergency settings. In particular we consider a swarm of robots that are capable of supporting and enhancing fire fighting(More)
There are different forms of human-robot interactions, allowing a team of humans and robots to take advantage of skills of each team member. A relatively new area of research considers interactions between human and a team of robots, called a swarm of robots. This paper discusses possible forms of interactions in swarm robotics within the Guardians project.(More)