Robotics Seminar

  • Remote Access - Zoom
  • Virtual Presentation
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Universit of Nebraska-Lincoln

Drones in Public: distancing and communication with all users

This talk will focus on the role of human-robot interaction with drones in public spaces and be focused on two individual research areas: proximal interactions in shared spaces and improved communication with both end-users and bystanders. Prior work on human-interaction with aerial robots has focused on communication from the users or about the intended direction of flight, but has not considered how to distance from and communicate to novice users in unconstrained environments. In this presentation, it will be argued that the diverse users and open-ended nature of public interactions offers a rich exploration space for foundational interaction research with aerial robots. Findings will be presented from both lab-based and design studies, while context will be provided from the field-based research on prescribed aerial ignitions and environmental sampling that is central to the NIMBUS lab. This presentation will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in the robotics community, as well as those in the fields of human factors, artificial intelligence, and the socialsciences.

Dr. Brittany Duncan is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Engineering and a co-Director of the NIMBUS lab at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Her research is at the nexus of behavior-based robotics, human factors, and unmanned vehicles; specifically she is focused on how humans can more naturally interact with robots, individually or as part of ad hoc teams, in field-based domains such as agricultural, disaster response, and engineering applications. She is a PI on a NSF Early Faculty Career Award (CAREER), a PI and co-PI on a NSF National Robotics Initiative (NRI) grants, and was awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in 2010. Dr. Duncan received a Ph.D. From Texas A&M University and B.S. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. More information

Faculty Host: Aaron Steinfeld

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