Human-Robot Interaction

The Human-Robot Interaction Program's objective is to develop methods and technologies to enable warfighters and robots or autonomous systems to collaborate naturally and effectively as peers. This includes the development of human-centric autonomous vehicles and robotic teammates that collaborate with humans in a peer-to-peer manner that is cognitively compatible with human cognitive, attentive and communication capabilities and limitations. It also includes enabling high-level natural language communication with autonomous systems.

This program includes human activity recognition and social perception since human robot interaction for terrestrial robots involves the ability to communicate and understand the actions of persons encountered. One current research interest is the development of cognitive architectures and large-scale neural systems that can be embedded in autonomous systems to support both intelligent vehicle control and collaboration with human operators. The technology goal is the integration of perception and intuitive interfaces with mission-capable humanoid robots, such as the Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR), for shipboard applications.

Program Contact Information

Name: Dr. Tom McKenna

Title: Program Officer

Department: Code 34

Division: Division




Program Funding

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Education, Outreach and Workforce Program 15-0002

FOA-15-0002 (PDF - 362.88 KB)

Published: October 21, 2014 02:08 PM EST | Full Proposals will be accepted until September 30, 2015 12:00 AM EST
White Papers due no later than February 28, 2015 12:00 AM EST

Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology 15-001

15-001 (PDF - 1.07 MB)

Amendment 0001 (PDF - 1.07 MB)

Amendment 0002 (PDF - 78.93 KB)

Amendment 0003 (PDF - 490.66 KB)

Amendment 0004 (PDF - 484.87 KB)

Published: September 29, 2014 11:22 AM EST | Full Proposals will be accepted until September 30, 2015 03:00 PM EST

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