Trust-based Control, Decision-Making, and Motion Planning for Human-Robot Collaboration Systems
Robots and autonomous systems are becoming an essential component that empowers economic and human possibility. The talk will begin with an overview of current research projects at the Interdisciplinary & Intelligent Research (I2R) lab in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Clemson University. Human-robot collaboration integrates the best part of human intelligence with the advantages of robotic systems. This talk will then introduce background and motivation of human-robot interaction and especially human trust in robots. Next, the research contributions of I2R in this field will be presented which include computational trust modeling, mutual trust based bilateral haptic teleoperation of unmanned aerial vehicles and unmanned ground vehicles, as well as trust-based human-robot collaborative assembly in manufacturing. The I2R laboratory facilities and robot experiments will be demonstrated. The talk will conclude with a discussion about future research and collaboration.