BYU

Abstract by John Grosh

Personal Infomation


Presenter's Name

John Grosh

Co-Presenters

None

Degree Level

Masters

Co-Authors

None

Abstract Infomation


Department

Computer Science

Faculty Advisor

Mike Goodrich

Title

Effective Interfacing of Human and Robotic Swarm Organizations

Abstract

Robotic swarms have the potential to consistently solve distributed tasks in a fault tolerant and inexpensive manner. Often human intuition and situational awareness enhance a swarm’s decision making capability, but understanding of appropriate pairings of both human and robotic swarm structure is limited. We use agent based simulations to explore how hierarchical and non-hierarchical human organization interface with robotic swarms. We specifically examine how human and robotic components work together in scenarios involving the pursuit of agents actively avoiding capture. We also observe how performance degrades with the introduction of communication equipment failures and malicious interference.