Accession Number : ADA171843
Title : Analysis of Human Communication during Assembly Tasks.
Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,
Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA ROBOTICS INST
Personal Author(s) : Barber,K S ; Agin,Gerald J
Report Date : Jun 1986
Pagination or Media Count : 49
Abstract : This paper studies human-to-human interaction in an attempt to shed some light on the kinds of human-to-machine interaction that will be necessary for intelligent robot learning of assembly tasks. Experiments were performed in which an expert guided an apprentice through a complex assembly task using spoken language but no visual communication. An analysis of the dialog reveals that certain protocols and conventions facilitate communication, and that communication breaks down when these protocols are not observed. Five types of protocols were observed: focusing, validators, referencing, descriptors and dialog structure. The implications of these results for human-robot communication are discussed.
Descriptors : *ROBOTS , *MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS , *VOICE COMMUNICATIONS , SEMANTICS , PROBLEM SOLVING , INSTRUCTIONS , ASSEMBLY , ROTATION , LEARNING
Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE