Jacob Crossman

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Tasks like search-and-rescue and urban reconnaissance benefit from large numbers of robots working together, but high levels of autonomy are needed in order to reduce operator requirements to practical levels. Reducing the reliance of such systems on human operators presents a number of technical challenges including automatic task allocation, global state(More)
IEDs, made infamous in Iraq and Afghanistan, are a potential terrorist weapon anywhere in the world. Most counter-IED technologies are targeted at the point of the blast. DEFUSE can interdict and disrupt OPFOR activities left of the blast, well before planting and detonating the IED. The system integrates three layers of simulation: social, process, and(More)
Edwin Olson, Johannes Strom, Ryan Morton, Andrew Richardson, Pradeep Ranganathan, Robert Goeddel, and Mihai Bulic Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48824 e-mail: ebolson@umich.edu, jhstrom@umich.edu, rmorton@umich.edu, chardson@umich.edu, rpradeep@umich.edu, rgoeddel@umich.edu, mihai@umich.edu(More)
In this paper we introduce work toward this goal of enabling an operator to effectively maintain situation awareness over a team of heterogeneous robots. Most existing operator control units (OCUs) are designed for tele-operation of a single robot and require the constant attention of the operator. As the role of robots increase in important fields such as(More)
Typical human-robot interaction (HRI) is through tele-operation or point-and-click interfaces that require extensive training to become proficient and require the user’s complete attention to operate. For unmanned platforms to reach their full potential, users must be able to exert supervisory control over those platforms. This requires more effective means(More)
Most social network modeling tools are descriptive. That is, they focus on representing and visualizing entities and relationships given historic data. While such representations are valuable for understanding the structure of organizations and groups, they leave the process of projecting the entities’ future actions within the context of the network(More)
The Army’s vision of the future for armored and mechanized military structure includes the use of mixed teams of human and robotic forces on a dynamic and rapidly changing battlefield. Successful implementation of this vision will require autonomous and semi-autonomous robotic forces and a command and control infrastructure that will allow human, robotic,(More)
Multi-hypothesis, kinematic trackers are the state-of-the-art in automated ground motion target indicator (GMTI) data processing. These systems are not designed to recognize long duration behaviors and under complex conditions these systems often produce track snippets. Our approach, which we call Cognitive Fusion (CFUS) because of its structural similarity(More)
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