Human-Robot Interaction

The 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 vehicle 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 is linked to the human activity recognition thrust 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.

Program Contact Information

Name: Dr. Tom McKenna

Title: Program Officer

Department: Code 34

Division: Division

Phone:

Email: tom.mckenna@navy.mil

Address

Name: Behzad Kamgar-Parsi

Title:

Department: Code 34

Division: Division

Phone:

Email: behzad.kamgarparsi@navy.mil

Address

Name: Marc Steinberg

Title:

Department: Code 34

Division: Division

Phone:

Email: marc.steinberg@navy.mil

Address


Program Funding

Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology 14-001

14-001 (PDF - 288.91 KB)

Amendment 0001 (PDF - 288.91 KB)

Amendment 0002 (PDF - 296.22 KB)

Published: September 27, 2013 02:14 PM EST | Full Proposals will be accepted until September 30, 2014 03:00 PM EST

FY14 Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education, Outreach and Workforce Program 14-002

FOA 14-002 (PDF - 430.77 KB)

Published: January 8, 2014 09:42 AM EST | Full Proposals will be accepted until December 31, 2014 03:00 PM EST
White Papers due no later than September 30, 2014 03:00 PM EST

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