Autonomous Robots

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 333–352

Rescuing interfaces: A multi-year study of human-robot interaction at the AAAI Robot Rescue Competition


DOI: 10.1007/s10514-006-9016-5

Cite this article as:
Yanco, H.A. & Drury, J.L. Auton Robot (2007) 22: 333. doi:10.1007/s10514-006-9016-5


This paper presents results from three years of studying human-robot interaction in the context of the AAAI Robot Rescue Competition. We discuss our study methodology, the competitors’ systems and performance, and suggest ways to improve human-robot interaction in urban search and rescue (USAR) as well as other remote robot operations.


Human-robot interactionUrban search and rescueInterface designStudies of human-robot interaction

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of Massachusetts LowellLowellUSA
  2. 2.The MITRE CorporationBedfordUSA