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Demonstrating performance benefits of human-swarm teaming

Demonstrating performance benefits of human-swarm teaming
Demonstrating performance benefits of human-swarm teaming
Autonomous swarms of robots can bring robustness, scalability and adaptability to safety-critical tasks such as search and rescue but their application is still very limited. Using semi-autonomous swarms with human control can bring robot swarms to real-world applications. Human operators can define goals for the swarm, monitor their performance and interfere with, or overrule, the decisions and behaviour. We present the "Human And Robot Interactive Swarm'' simulator (HARIS) that allows multi-user interaction with a robot swarm and facilitates qualitative and quantitative user studies through simulation of robot swarms completing tasks, from package delivery to search and rescue, with varying levels of human control. In this demonstration, we showcase the simulator by using it to study the performance gain offered by maintaining a "human-in-the-loop'' over a fully autonomous system as an example. This is illustrated in the context of search and rescue, with an autonomous allocation of resources to those in need.
3062-3064
International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Hunt, William
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Ryan, Jack
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Abioye, Ayodeji O.
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Ramchurn, Sarvapali D.
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Soorati, Mohammad D.
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Hunt, William
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Ryan, Jack
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Abioye, Ayodeji O.
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Ramchurn, Sarvapali D.
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Soorati, Mohammad D.
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Hunt, William, Ryan, Jack, Abioye, Ayodeji O., Ramchurn, Sarvapali D. and Soorati, Mohammad D. (2023) Demonstrating performance benefits of human-swarm teaming. In Proceedings of the 2023 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. pp. 3062-3064 .

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Autonomous swarms of robots can bring robustness, scalability and adaptability to safety-critical tasks such as search and rescue but their application is still very limited. Using semi-autonomous swarms with human control can bring robot swarms to real-world applications. Human operators can define goals for the swarm, monitor their performance and interfere with, or overrule, the decisions and behaviour. We present the "Human And Robot Interactive Swarm'' simulator (HARIS) that allows multi-user interaction with a robot swarm and facilitates qualitative and quantitative user studies through simulation of robot swarms completing tasks, from package delivery to search and rescue, with varying levels of human control. In this demonstration, we showcase the simulator by using it to study the performance gain offered by maintaining a "human-in-the-loop'' over a fully autonomous system as an example. This is illustrated in the context of search and rescue, with an autonomous allocation of resources to those in need.

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Published date: 30 May 2023

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Local EPrints ID: 479903
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/479903
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ORCID for Ayodeji O. Abioye: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4637-3278
ORCID for Sarvapali D. Ramchurn: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9686-4302
ORCID for Mohammad D. Soorati: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6954-1284

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Date deposited: 28 Jul 2023 16:47
Last modified: 15 Jun 2024 01:58

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Author: William Hunt
Author: Jack Ryan
Author: Ayodeji O. Abioye ORCID iD
Author: Sarvapali D. Ramchurn ORCID iD
Author: Mohammad D. Soorati ORCID iD

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