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Boston Dynamics posted a video of four robots doing a choreographed dance to the song Do you love me. The robots can control their balance, walking, jumping, and accuracy of every movement so well. Their dancing moves match the music perfectly. The video started with one robot and amazed me even more when additional ones entered the view. I really think the engineers are artists too.
The DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge seeks to better equip warfighters and first responders to explore uncharted underground environments that are too dangerous, dark, or deep to risk human lives. In both virtual and physical system competitions, participants deploy autonomous systems to map, navigate and search various subterranean domains.
View more information at www.subtchallenge.com.
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Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) established a Human-AI-Robot Teaming Technical Group this year. The HART TG strives to organize human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) researchers’ efforts in the state-of-art of Human–AI–Robot Teaming research and applications, collectively address the critical theoretical and practical challenges, and provide interdisciplinary solutions that enhance human factors research with advanced technology testbeds and analytics techniques. The HART TG also aims to use the strength of HF/E community to help AI/robotics researchers to advance their research development. We welcome you to submit HART related papers, panel proposals, outreach activities, collaborative research projects, joint workshops at HFES or collaborate on other AI/Robotics conferences you have been attending. For more information, please visit the website : http://hfes-hart.weebly.com/
AbstractAs artificial intelligence and robots increase in popularity, human emotional attachment to technologies has become a salient research topic. However, many studies face the challenges of lacking a clear definition of emotional attachment that is overarching to cover emotional attachment to different entities and of differentiating these types of attachment phenomena. After reviewing the classic and contemporary research on human emotional attachment to people, pets, and possessions, we propose a novel, generalized definition and model of attachment across a person’s lifespan that describes the mechanism of human emotional attachment. Our literature review revealed two distinct but overlapping broad categories of research on human attachment: human–human attachments and human–nonhuman attachments. Our model integrates psychological principles and mechanisms from both classic infant–mother attachment theory and contemporary consumer behaviour research on emotional attachment to nonhuman objects. Emphasis is placed on the central role of the self-concept in all forms of human emotional attachments. We define human emotional attachment as a psychological phenomenon characterized by (a) perceiving the attributes of the attachment object as congruent with the self (supporting the self-concept and self-worth), (b) eliciting emotional reactions, and (c) evoking attachment behaviours. More specifically, the new model may lead to a series of new research on human emotional attachment to technologies and on its relationship to individuals’ self-concept development and well-being.
Keywords: Infant–mother attachment, self-concept, self-worth, human–robot interaction, generalized emotional attachment, human–robot attachment
This is another amazing story in my life.
To conclude, I am thankful for the peace and joy during this amazing journey. I am humbled and blessed to testify in this miracle that everything works together for the good just in time.
The Human–AI–Robot Teaming (HART) Technical Group (TG) was established to serve HFES members and other individuals who share an interest in studying the teamwork among humans, artificial intelligence (AI), and robots, including the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of the human–AI–robot team and team components. The HART TG promotes multidisciplinary collaborations by maximizing the value of the cutting-edge advancement of human factors, AI, and robotics to achieve effective teamwork in various application fields. I will be the first TG chair for the term 2020-2021.
In order for HFES Technical Groups to exist, a minimum of 150 individuals must join. Dues for the HART TG are just $5. To join, click on the 'Learn More' button.
For more information about HART, go to TG website.
Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition
Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 10 AM – 12 PM EST
Over 100 researchers from more than 11 organizations came to ASU for the meeting. Thanks to all the contributors, the event was very productive and enjoyable.
I received the following notice from HFES today:
The Defense Innovation Board (DIB), an independent advisory committee tasked with considering how to improve the internal operations and culture of the Department of Defense (DOD), released a draft report of its long-anticipated recommendations for principles of artificial intelligence (AI) at DOD. The Board’s principles and subsequent recommendations are generally aligned with and reflect the issues and recommendations highlighted in HFES’s public comments that were submitted for DIB’s consideration in September.
HFES Annual Conference in Seattle, WA and New Technical Group on Human-AI-Robot Teaming Establishment [Oct 28-Nov 1, 2019]
I got 150+ interested individuals for establishing a new technical group on Human-AI-Robot Teaming. Activities will launch in HFES 2020.
August 26, 2019
"The members of the Desert WAVE robotics team from Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus are returning to school this month as the best-performing underwater autonomous robotics team in the country. In their rookie season, the all-female team placed third only to China and Russia in the RoboSub competition in San Diego in August."
Seven presenters all showed up. They were from Arizona State University, Taxes A & M University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California Santa Barbara, and Soar Technology, Inc. Nancy and I were co-chairs, and Jessie Chen was the track chair. The diverse topics complemented each other from related but different perspectives: human factors, robotics, simulation, policies, healthcare, UAV, disaster robotics, search and rescue. The session was finished on time and was very well received by the audience.
In the past nine months, I have heard Prof. Nancy Cooke's speech at lab meetings, capstone classes, special lab tours, invited talks at hosting organizations, and conferences. The talks have one common thing, that is research on team dynamics, team cognition, and team interactions. Nancy is considered the top researcher in teaming research in human factors, and now on Human-AI-Robot Teaming. On all these talks, I repeatedly heard an example of a great team in the movie Miracle (2004) based on a true story: Herb Brooks and 20 young “no-names” won the 1980 Olympic Gold Medal in Ice Hockey. An expert team made up of no-names…
I finally got the chance to watch it tonight. Wow! It was just wow! Great story, great characteristics, great teamwork, great team chemistry...It is definitely a great example of excellent teamwork that beat a group of all-star individuals on a team. There is definitely some serious team science in it. I wish my vocabulary were better to describe what a great movie it is. I was curious about how the director was even able to shoot such a movie. It was exciting, encouraging, touching, and inspiring. It opened up my eyes to see a bigger picture of the research I am doing and the everyday life I am living. Upon seeing the movie and thoughts about the stage of my life these days, it gets clearer that great things are waiting for me to explore and take my contribution.
Back to the point, it is a great movie to watch. Highly recommended.
Prof. Camille Peres and Prof. Farzan Sasangohar invited Prof. Nancy Cooke to visit Taxes A & M university on May 8th and 9th. Mustafa Demir (postdoc), Chris Lieber (graduate student), and I were fortunate to get to travel with Nancy. Camille and Farzan arranged a wonderful trip itinerary for us for two full days of events. The tornado just made the whole trip an unforgettable adventure.
We almost did not make it. The storm in Houston airport canceled our original flight from PHX, and postponed the alternate PHX fight for 5 hours. When we were waiting in the airport without knowing whether we were able to take off that night, we were on the edge of cancelling the trip because if we miss the main events early next morning on the itinerary. The point of the trip would be greatly discounted.
Disaster City: A disaster simulation city with various firefighting training facility and earth quake search and rescue facility.
Innovation, Collaboration, Connection, Inclusion, Multidisciplinary, Interdisciplinary, Transdisciplinary....at ASU
Thanks to Dr. Joel Suss' invitation. He was a volunteer mentor I met at the mentor-mentee luncheon at HFES 2017 when I was a postdoc at Duke.
This group consists of about 15 delegates from private companies, universities, research clusters and municipalities from Trollhättan (Sweden West Coast). The roles covered in the group range from PhDs, Project Managers and engineers in the AV field. The conversation was fruitful about many possible collaboration opportunities.