How search and its subtasks scale in N robots

@article{Wang2009HowSA,
  title={How search and its subtasks scale in N robots},
  author={Huadong Wang and Michael Lewis and Prasanna Velagapudi and Paul Scerri and Katia P. Sycara},
  journal={2009 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)},
  year={2009},
  pages={141-147}
}
  • Huadong WangM. Lewis K. Sycara
  • Published 9 March 2009
  • Psychology
  • 2009 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)
The present study investigates the effect of the number of controlled robots on performance of an urban search and rescue (USAR) task using a realistic simulation. Participants controlled either 4, 8, or 12 robots. In the fulltask control condition participants both dictated the robots' paths and controlled their cameras to search for victims. In the exploration condition, participants directed the team of robots in order to explore as wide an area as possible. In the perceptual search… 

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