We present the UK Robotics and Arti cial Intelligence Hub for O shore Robotics for Certi cation of Assets (ORCA Hub), a 3.5 year EPSRC funded, multi-site project. The ORCA Hub vision is to use teams of robots and autonomous intelligent systems (AIS) to work on o shore energy platforms to enable cheaper, safer and more e cient working practices. The ORCA Hub will research, integrate, validate and deploy remote AIS solutions that can operate with existing and future o shore energy assets and sensors, interacting safely in autonomous or semi-autonomous modes in complex and cluttered environments, co-operating with remote operators. The goal is that through the use of such robotic systems o shore, the need for personnel will decrease. To enable this to happen, the remote operator will need a high level of situation awareness and key to this is the transparency of what the autonomous systems are doing and why. This increased transparency will facilitate a trusting relationship, which is particularly key in high-stakes, hazardous situations.
|Publication status||Published - 5 Mar 2018|
|Event||13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction: HRI Workshop on Explainable Robotic Systems - Chicago, United States|
Duration: 5 Mar 2018 → 5 Mar 2018
|Workshop||13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction|
|Period||5/03/18 → 5/03/18|
|Other||Workshop in conjunction with HRI 2018|
Hastie, H., Lohan, K. S., Chantler, M. J., Robb, D., Ramamoorthy, S., Petrick, R. P. A., Vijayakumar, S., & Lane, D. M. (2018). The ORCA Hub: Explainable Offshore Robotics through Intelligent Interfaces. Paper presented at 13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, Chicago, United States. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1803.02100.pdf