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Author Julia, Luc
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
Publisher Springer
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword White Clipboard ♦ Multimodal Interface ♦ External World ♦ Sri International ♦ Coach Metaphor ♦ Past Year ♦ New Mean ♦ Present Several Interface ♦ Agent-based Architecture ♦ Virtual World ♦ Predefined Strategy ♦ Entire Team ♦ Ongoing Game ♦ Multiple Robot ♦ Open Agent Architecture Tm ♦ Active Member ♦ Specific Player ♦ Agent-based Framework
Description . This paper presents multimodal interfaces to task and control multiple robots controlled by an agent-based architecture. For the past few years, SRI International have followed an approach based on the "Coach Metaphor". In sports or business, coaches are meant to apply predefined strategies to their teams, or, if something goes wrong, to find new means and plans during an ongoing game, so as to retask either the entire team or specific players. This is also the challenge facing a robot's operator. SRI's agent-based framework, the Open Agent Architecture^TM (OAA), provides communication between the members of a team and the external world. The coach, or the robot's operator, who is an active member of the team, is provided with a multimodal interface that uses pen and voice. The analogy of a coach talking and drawing on a white clipboard representing the virtual world where the players are developing their game reinforces the metaphor. We present several interfaces specifically develo...
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1998-01-01
Publisher Institution In Collective Robotics, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence #1456, Drogoul (Ed