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Defining "Soldier Intent" in a Human-Robot Natural Language Interaction Context

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Technical Report,15 Sep 2016,15 Aug 2017

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US Army Research Laboratory, Human Research and Engineering Directorate Adelphi United States

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The work described was conducted to support a US Army Research Laboratory Directors Strategic Initiative research program to examine intent as conveyed and understood between humans and machines and used to achieve cooperative goals i.e., teaming. The goal of this report is to analyze the question of what intent means for this paradigm, considering the Army contexts of intended use as well as users expectations and a range of potential meanings and applications of intent-based behaviors. The results are a review of the relevant literature combined with input from the field and integrated into a consolidated framework. This framework identifies a range of types of intent behaviors scaled for complexity primarily on the need for increased interpretation and reasoning and the use of implicitexisting knowledge not directly or immediately provided to ensure understanding and compliance. This framework will provide a structure, a goal, and benchmarks for existing and future efforts.

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  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

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