Ellen Bass — Using Cognitive System Engineering Methods To Inform Human-Robot Collaboration In A Novel Precision Agriculture Application
From Tim Trent
Operational concepts for novel robotic systems employing a human supervisor require the consideration of enabling technologies, the needs of the human operators, and their interactions. Leveraging the abstraction hierarchy method can support the development of a set of function allocations to inform the operational concept and a research roadmap for novel systems. Reviewing current and envisioned enabling technologies can support downselect of the potential function allocations. The use of operational event sequence diagrams can help to specify information and control requirements and also to identify gaps in the operational concept. The combination of the abstraction hierarchy method and operational event sequence diagrams holds promise for supporting the development of operational concepts for novel robotic systems. As a case study, this talk addresses the use of the methods to inform the specification of the human-robot interaction for a novel robotic Medjool date palm tree thinning system.