Two Ingredients for My Dinner with R2D2: Integration and Adjustable Autonomy
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR APPLIED RESEARCH IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
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While the tone of this paper is informal and tongue-in-cheek, we believe we raise two important issues in robotics and multi-modal interface research namely, how crucial integration of multiple modes of communication are for adjustable autonomy, which in turn is crucial for having dinner with R2D2. Furthermore, we discuss how our multimodal interface to autonomous robots addresses these issues by tracking goals, allowing for both natural and mechanical modes of input, and how our robotic system adjusts itself to ensure that goals are achieved, despite interruptions.