A Trust-Based Mixed-Initiative Teleoperation Scheme for the Shared Control of Mobile Robotic Systems

Abstract

In this work, a trust-based mixed-initiative scheme for teleoperation of multiple mobile robots is developed. In the proposed scheme, the task of controlling the robots is shared between a human operator and autonomous controllers of the mobile robots. The control inputs from human and the autonomous robot controllers are dynamically blended via a computational human-to-robot trust model. Meanwhile, the haptic force feedbacks provided to the operators are also adjusted dynamically with a function of computational robot-to-human trust in order to improve human performance. The results of a preliminary study on one human-robot pair indicate that the proposed scheme can improve task performance by 31% and reduce operator workload by 23.9% compared to the pure bilateral teleoperation.

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@inproceedings{Saeidi2016ATM, title={A Trust-Based Mixed-Initiative Teleoperation Scheme for the Shared Control of Mobile Robotic Systems}, author={Hamed Saeidi and Yue Wang}, year={2016} }