A visualization framework for bounding physical activities - Towards a quantification of gibsonian-based fields

Jeonghwan Jin, Ling Rothrock

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Abstract

In a human-robot communications problem in which a mobile robot and an astronaut are required to work together to maintain network communication, it is possible for the mobile robot and the astronaut to have multiple courses of actions to restore communications if it becomes disrupted. To effectively accomplish a team's mission, a human supervisor responsible for monitoring and supervising the terrestrial activities of mobile robots and astronauts in this domain needs useful decision aiding tools in order to identify productive courses of action. Motivated by this, we propose a visualization framework based on Gibsonian-based fields for representing a mobile robot and an astronaut's possible action strategies to maintain their network communication in a continuous and dynamic environment and for graphically representing bounds on actualized action strategies of the robot and the astronaut based on their possible action strategies. The authors submit that it is not sufficient simply to calculate all the possible actions of the mobile robot and the astronaut. It is equally important to provide interfaces that reveal affordances in the domain in a manner that delineates the length and breadth of action opportunities and human perceptual and physical capabilities. We present a simple conceptualization of the problem of robot-astronaut communication in order to develop a framework for analysis that can be generalized to multiple robots and astronauts communicating to meet multiple objectives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 49th Annual Meeting, HFES 2005
Pages397-401
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event49th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2005 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Sep 26 2005Sep 30 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other49th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2005
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period9/26/059/30/05

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Mobile robots
Visualization
Robots
Telecommunication networks
Communication
Supervisory personnel
Monitoring

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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Jin, J., & Rothrock, L. (2005). A visualization framework for bounding physical activities - Towards a quantification of gibsonian-based fields. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 49th Annual Meeting, HFES 2005 (pp. 397-401). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society).
Jin, Jeonghwan ; Rothrock, Ling. / A visualization framework for bounding physical activities - Towards a quantification of gibsonian-based fields. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 49th Annual Meeting, HFES 2005. 2005. pp. 397-401 (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society).
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Jin, J & Rothrock, L 2005, A visualization framework for bounding physical activities - Towards a quantification of gibsonian-based fields. in Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 49th Annual Meeting, HFES 2005. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, pp. 397-401, 49th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2005, Orlando, FL, United States, 9/26/05.

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Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 49th Annual Meeting, HFES 2005. 2005. p. 397-401 (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society).

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