Sanford Freedman


Adviser: Prof. Julie A. Adams

Developed an interface for a single human operator to control larger numbers of robotic vehicles. Two modes are present within the interface, orchestration mode and manipulation mode. Orchestration mode allows the human operator to assign tasks to any robot while maintaining an awareness of the entire scenario. The manipulation mode allows the operator to directly teleoperate robots while still observing the dynamics of the environment. A sidebar provides the operator with both task and robot status information. This project influenced the design of the Human- Machine Teaming Laboratory’s interfaces within the Cognitively Compatible and Collaboratively Balanced Human-Robot Teaming in Urban Military Domains project.


Manipulation interface

Manipulation interface with orchestration interface overlay

Orchestration interface

Adding a task

Deleting a task