Human-Robot Instruction for Perceptual Teamwork

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0214
Agency Tracking Number: 08SB2-0598
Amount: $749,454.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: SB082-031
Solitcitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
Kitware
28 Corporate Drive, Clifton Park, NY, 12065
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Anthony Hoogs
 Director of Computer Visi
 (518) 881-4910
 anthony.hoogs@kitware.com
Business Contact
 Yvette Fitzgerald
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (518) 371-3971
Email: y.fitzgerald@kitware.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The main result of the proposed research program will be an integrated activity recognition and modeling software system that will operate on-board a mobile robot equipped with video cameras, and operating in highly dynamic and cluttered environments. The software will include a user feedback capability enabling the operator to teach the robot new activity models and correct its behavior dynamically while deployed. The system will be validated by performance evaluation experiments conducted on-board the robot, and on other video that emulates robot motion and cameras. Our Phase 1 results demonstrate that group activity recognition by a robot is feasible, and that instructors can intuitively specify TTP models using our prototype GUI.

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