Faculty Advisor

Mughal, Maqsood Ali

Faculty Advisor

Pinciroli, Carlo

Faculty Advisor

Li, Zhi

Abstract

Supervisory control of a humanoid robot in a manipulation task requires coordination of remote perception with robot action, which becomes more demanding with multiple moving cameras available for task supervision. We explore the use of autonomous camera control and selection to reduce operator workload and improve task performance in a supervisory control task. We design a novel approach to autonomous camera selection and control, and evaluate the approach in a user study which revealed that autonomous camera control does improve task performance and operator experience, but autonomous camera selection requires further investigation to benefit the operator's confidence and maintain trust in the robot autonomy.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-06

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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