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Research interests

Since Jan.2018 I have been working on Human Robot Interaction and Explainable AI as part of the ORCA Hub project (Offshore Robotics for Certification of Assets), funded by EPSRC and industry. The aims of the hub project can be found here:https://orcahub.org.

Previously I was working on MIRIAM (Multimodal Intelligent inteRactIon for Autonomous systeMs) as part of HWU INCRA lab funded by dstl under the Defence and Security Accelerator theme, Revolutionise the human information relationship for Defence, with industry partners SeeByte and Tekever. That project involves a conversational agent for autonomous systems. I have continued to work on MIRIAM for the ORCA Hub and recent work raised MIRIAM's technology readiness level from working with simulated vehicles to operating with a real autonomous underwater survey vehicle. 

Other research interests are: Image-based emotion feedback, image summarisation, cognitive styles, and intuition; Promoting collaboration through computer supported cooperative work (CSCW) and visualisation; also User experience when using visualisations of complex data.

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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 17 Conference contribution
  • 5 Paper
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Conference article

Exploring Interaction with Remote Autonomous Systems using Conversational Agents

Robb, D. A., Lopes, J., Padilla, S., Laskov, A., Garcia, F. J. C., Liu, X., Scharff Willners, J., Valeyrie, N., Lohan, K., Lane, D., Patron, P., Petillot, Y., Chantler, M. J. & Hastie, H., 18 Jun 2019, DIS 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference. ACM, p. 1543-1556 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Robots
Offshore wind turbines
Transparency
Engineers
User centered design

Towards a Conversational Agent for Remote Robot-Human Teaming

Lopes, J., Robb, D. A., Ahmad, M., Liu, X., Lohan, K. & Hastie, H., 25 Mar 2019, 2019 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). IEEE, p. 548-549 2 p. (ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Robots

A Natural Language Interface with Relayed Acoustic Communications for Improved Command and Control of AUVs

Robb, D., Scharff Willners, J., Valeyrie, N., Garcia, F. J. C., Laskov, A., Liu, X., Patron, P., Hastie, H. & Petillot, Y., 5 Nov 2018, (Accepted/In press) 2018 IEEE OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Symposium. IEEE

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Autonomous underwater vehicles
Acoustics
Communication
Remote control
Bandwidth

Explainable Autonomy: A Study of Explanation Styles for Building Clear Mental Models

Garcia, F. J. C., Robb, D. A., Liu, X., Laskov, A., Patron, P. & Hastie, H., Nov 2018, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation. Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 99-108 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Unmanned vehicles
Transparency

Explain Yourself: A Natural Language Interface for Scrutable Autonomous Robots

Garcia, F. J. C., Robb, D., Liu, X., Laskov, A., Patron, P. & Hastie, H., Mar 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
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Prizes

Honourable Mention ACM CHI 2017 Research Papers and Notes

Stefano Padilla (Recipient), Thomas Methven (Recipient), David Robb (Recipient) & Michael John Chantler (Recipient), 8 May 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Honourable Mention ACM DIS 2017 Research Papers and Notes

David Robb (Recipient), Stefano Padilla (Recipient), Thomas Methven (Recipient), Britta Kalkreuter (Recipient) & Michael John Chantler (Recipient), 13 Jun 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)