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ThinkMind // ACHI 2012, The Fifth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions // View article achi_2012_7_50_20176


A Usage-Centered Evaluation Methodology for Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Authors:
Jurriaan van Diggelen
Rosemarijn Looije
Tina Mioch
Mark Neerincx
Nanja Smets

Keywords: Human-robot cooperation; Performance evaluation

Abstract:
This paper presents a usage-centered evaluation method to assess the capabilities of a particular Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) for establishing the operational goals. The method includes a test battery consisting of basic tasks (e.g., slalom, funnel driving, object detection). Tests can be of different levels of abstraction, and be performed in a virtual or real environment. In this way, several candidate UGV's in a procurement program can be assessed, and thus compared. Also, it can give directions to research on improving human-robot interfaces. A first case study of this methodology conveyed capability differences of two alternative user interfaces for a specific UGV with their operational impact.

Pages: 186 to 191

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2012

Publication date: January 30, 2012

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4138

ISBN: 978-1-61208-177-9

Location: Valencia, Spain

Dates: from January 30, 2012 to February 4, 2012

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