Intuitive autonomy for real users of small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAV)

Siya Kunde, Brittany Duncan

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Abstract

Autonomous systems requiring user supervision or manual control of autonomy are becoming more prevalent in real world deployments. These systems will require transitions of control between autonomous and manual operations with users being required to both take control from and cede control to autonomy. Prior work in Human-Drone Interaction (HDI) has observed or designed for user interaction with a perfectly functioning robot, but has not looked at interactions with a robot that is about to fail. In this paper we describe results from initial work on characterizing user responses to failures in aerial autonomous systems. Ongoing and future work involves evaluating user proficiency in system operation and its impact on HDI with semi-autonomous systems. This work is novel in the context of small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAVs) and will inform sUAV autonomy designers for systems with a range of user training from search and rescue to hobbyist users through recommendations for training, necessary timelines for information sharing, and failure planning or contingency options in HDI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHRI 2020 - Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages576-578
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450370578
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 23 2020
Event15th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, HRI 2020 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: Mar 23 2020Mar 26 2020

Publication series

NameACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
ISSN (Electronic)2167-2148

Conference

Conference15th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, HRI 2020
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period3/23/203/26/20

Keywords

  • Failure detection and recovery
  • Human-centered automation
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kunde, S., & Duncan, B. (2020). Intuitive autonomy for real users of small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAV). In HRI 2020 - Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 576-578). (ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1145/3371382.3377440