DCS CORP ALEXANDRIA VA
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This presentation will provide program information, goals and objectives of the Technology for Human-Robot Interactions in Soldier-Robot Teaming HRI Army Technology Objective ATO. The intent of this program is to develop and demonstrate an intelligent scaleable interface for mounted and dismounted control of ground and air unmanned systems. Currently in the Army there are unique interfaces developed by engineers for each unmanned system fielded. This saddles the soldier with a training burden to learn specific interface operations prior to controlling the robot. By providing a consistent look and feel across various sized controlling devices, the training burden is reduced as well as the soldiers cognitive workload. Additionally, task analysis will be performed to identify workload barriers and bottlenecks, and intelligent agents will be developed and applied to reduce andor automate the higher workload tasks. Lastly, this program will develop adaptive automation techniques to intelligently shed or introduce tasks at the appropriate time to the soldier to maintain optimal situational awareness and maximize the performance of the soldier-robot team.