In this workshop paper, we share the design and on-going implementation of our HRTeam framework, which is constructed to support multiple robots working with a human operator in a dynamic environment. The team is comprised of one human plus a heterogeneous set of inexpensive, limited-function robots. Although each individual robot has restricted mobility… (More)
Within the context of human/multi-robot teams, the " help me help you " paradigm offers different opportunities. A team of robots can help a human operator accomplish a goal, and a human operator can help a team of robots accomplish the same, or a different, goal. Two scenarios are examined here. First, a team of robots helps a human operator search a… (More)
This demonstration shows a number of useful tools that have been created by student researchers while developing a framework for experimentation in human-robot-team-based interaction and coordination. Description Our long term research goals involve exploration of shared decision-making between robot teams and human operators, interacting in real-time,… (More)
We present the initial stage of our research on Learning from Demonstration algorithms. We have implemented an algorithm based on Confident Execution, one of the components of the Confidence-Based Autonomy algorithm developed by Chernova and Veloso. Our preliminary experiments were conducted first in simulation and then using a Sony AIBO ERS-7 robot. So… (More)
Members of a multi-robot team, operating within close quarters , need to avoid crashing into each other. Simple collision avoidance methods can be used to prevent such collisions, typically by computing the distance to other robots and stopping , perhaps moving away, when this distance falls below a fixed threshold. While a simple method like this may skirt… (More)
We present approaches to several fundamental tasks in multi-robot team-based exploration and localization, based on student projects developed in the past year.