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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Multi-robot interfaces and operator situational awareness: study of the impact of immersion and prediction.
Year:2017
Research Areas
  • Automatic
Information
Abstract
Multi-robot missions are a challenge for operators in terms of workload and situational awareness. These operators have to receive data from the robots, extract information, understand the situation properly, make decisions, generate the adequate commands, and send them to the robots. The consequences of excessive workload and lack of awareness can vary from inefficiencies to accidents. This work focuses on the study the operator interfaces of the future for multi-robot systems, taking into account relevant issues such as multimodal interactions, immersive devices, predictive capabilities and adaptive displays. Specifically, four interfaces have been designed and developed: a conventional, a predictive conventional, a virtual reality and a predictive virtual reality interface. The four interfaces have been validated by the performance of twenty-four operators that supervised eight multi-robot missions of fire surveillance and extinguishing. The results of the workload and situational awareness tests show that virtual reality improves the situational awareness without increasing the workload of operators, whereas the effects of predictive components are not significant and depend on their implementation.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Sensors
ISBN
1424-8220
Impact factor JCR
2,677
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2016
Volume
10.3390/s17081720
Journal number
From page
1
To page
23
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Juan Jesus Roldan Gomez (UPM)
  • Autor: Elena Peña Tapia (CAR UPM-CSIC)
  • Autor: Andres Martin Barrio (UPM)
  • : miguel angel Olivares Mendez (Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), University of Luxembourg)
  • Autor: Jaime del Cerro Giner (UPM)
  • Autor: Antonio Barrientos Cruz (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Automática y Robótica (CAR). Centro Mixto UPM-CSIC
  • Departamento: Automática, Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica e Informática Industrial
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