Multi-robot user interface modeling

Alan R. Wagner, Yoichiro Endo, Patrick Ulam, Ronald C. Arkin

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This paper investigates the problem of user interface design and evaluation for autonomous teams of heterogeneous mobile robots. We explore an operator modeling approach to multi-robot user interface evaluation. Specifically the authors generated GOMS models, a type of user model, to investigate potential interface problems and to guide the interface development process. Results indicate that our interface design changes improve the usability of multi-robot mission generation substantially. We conclude that modeling techniques such as GOMS can play an important role in robotic interface development. Moreover, this research indicates that these techniques can be performed in an inexpensive and timely manner, potentially reducing the need for costly and demanding usability studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDistributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 7
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)4431358781, 9784431358787
StatePublished - 2006
Event8th Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, DARS 2008 - Minneapolis, St. Paul, MN, United States
Duration: Jul 12 2006Jul 14 2006

Publication series

NameDistributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 7


Other8th Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, DARS 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, St. Paul, MN

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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