Human, Artificial Intelligence, and Robot Teaming
GSI is researching how heterogeneous teams of humans and synthetic agents can best operate in an array of situations and applications, including:
- Search and rescue missions
- Teaming in space operations
- Collaborative planning
- Driverless vehicles and human drivers
- Distributed team training with virtual teammates
- Defense operations
- Autonomous and remotely-piloted ground and air vehicles
- Artificial Social Intelligence for Successful Teams
- Synthetic Teammate
- Space Challenge
- ARL Next Generation Combat Vehicle
Artificial Social Intelligence for Successful Teams
Alongside industry partner Aptima, Inc., GSI’s CHART has collaborated with over 200 top artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive science researchers from industry and academia with the goal of producing AI with the social intelligence to team more effectively with humans. Utilizing a virtual Minecraft testbed, ASU has conducted experiments with human subjects to evaluate AI’s ability to assist in search-and-rescue operations as part of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s Artificial Social Intelligence for Successful Teams (ASIST) program.
Research is conducted on human-AI teaming in a Remotely Piloted Aircraft testbed in which three agents (Humans or AI) interact as a team to take photographs of designated ground targets. Work is underway to connect this aerial testbed to a ground-based testbed complete with swarm robots and Fetch, Husky, and Yumi robots that will interact with humans in search and rescue scenarios. There are plans to connect the two ASU testbeds to similar testbeds at Georgia Tech and the Air Force Research Laboratory in order to conduct research on multiple distributed human-AI-robot teams that leads to more effective team-based missions.
Through an Air Force Office of Scientific Research seedling award, CHART is researching how AI can be used to most effectively and safely support multi-team systems in space. In this project, AI will monitor these systems under variable latency and bandwidth issues in communications to identify anomalies in teaming and address them for trusted and safe distributed space operations. Existing and developing testbeds will be used to represent teams at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, the International Space Station, and the surface of Mars.
ARL Next Generation Combat Vehicle
As part of a recently formed Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), CHART is developing models and metrics of team effectiveness in future military vehicle crews that include humans and AI working together. Utilizing a virtual Minecraft testbed, ASU conducts experiments with human participants to explore the factors that impact team effectiveness within a military reconnaissance scenario. The goal of this project is to enhance our understanding of how to unobtrusively assess human, AI, and robot team effectiveness.