Thomas Fincannon

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Performance metrics for human-robot interaction in urban search and rescue (USAR) are just beginning to appear in the literature as researchers try to establish a way of describing and evaluating human-robot task performance in this high-risk, time-critical domain. In this paper we propose that human-robot interaction metrics should focus on the work system(More)
This study investigates data collected from operating an Inuktun robot in an urban search and rescue (USAR) confined space training exercise task at Virginia Beach Training Center. Data was collected from coding approximately one hour of video. The video had no sound so all analysis is based on the video feed. Indicators of communication, gestures, physical(More)
Prior research has proposed the use of a <i>Perception by Proxy</i> framework that relies on human perception to support actions of autonomy. Given the importance of human perception, this framework highlights the need to understand how human cognitive abilities factor into the human-robot dynamic. The following paper uses a military reconnaissance task to(More)
In this paper we briefly describe teaming heuristics as they are applied to human-human teams, and demonstrate their adaptability to human-robot (HR) teams. We discuss a framework developed from Salas's models on teamwork and team training. As HRI technology moves from tele-operative control methods to teamwork with intelligent robots, it is pertinent to(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of environmental and cognitive factors on the identification of targets from an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). This was accomplished by manipulating obstruction, camouflage and familiarity of objects in the environment, while also measuring spatial ability. The effects of these variables on(More)
The present experiment tested 60 individuals on a multiple screen, visual target detection task. Using a within-participant design, individuals received no-cue augmentation, an augmenting tactile cue alone, an augmenting auditory cue alone or both of the latter augmentations in combination. Results showed significant and substantive improvements in(More)
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