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Human-Robot peer-based teams are evolving from a far-off possibility into a reality. Human Performance Moderator Functions (HPMFs) can be used to predict human behavior by incorporating the effects of internal and external influences such as fatigue and workload. The applicability of HPMFs to human-robot teams is not proven. The presented research focuses(More)
Biological swarms are collections of many independent agents who are motivated to remain clustered in a large group. The motion of swarms, then, is complex, with the influence if independent members within a coherent structure of the group. We investigated whether human perception of biological swarms was sensitive to this internal complexity of the group(More)
The effect of a robotic teammate on a human partner's workload has not been fully quantified. Prior research found that human participants experienced lower workload when working with a robotic partner than when working with a human partner. An evaluation investigated whether a similar trend in workload exists for tasks requiring direct and collaborative(More)
Typical visualizations of robot swarms (greater than 50 entities) display each individual entity; however, it is immensely difficult to maintain accurate position information for each member in real-world situations with limited communications. Generally, it will be difficult for humans to maintain an awareness of all individual entities. Further, the(More)
The 2013 Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Pioneers Workshop, which will be held in conjunction with the 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, is the premiere venue for student research in the field. This highly selective workshop seeks to foster creativity, communication, and collaboration between the world's top student researchers(More)
Clips from an evaluation where participants, each paired with either a human or robot partner, were deployed to search a hallway for suspicious items, in a manner similar to tactics used by first responders handling bomb threats are presented. The teams used natural, verbal communication to collaborate, determine where hazards were located, and which items(More)
Interaction between humans and robots in peer-based teams can be dramatically affected by human performance. Our research is focused on determining if existing human performance moderator functions apply to peer-based human-robot interaction and if not, how such functions must be modified. Our initial work focuses on modeling workload. Validation of the(More)
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