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What will the Robot do Next?

Poster on research to develop algorithms for robots to explain their behaviors and adapt their behavior to enable users to accurately predict their actions

Software Engineering Institute


The DoD, Federal agencies, and industry are increasingly using robots in important tasks such as search and rescue operations. However, because robot behaviors can be hard to distinguish and understand, users mistrust and often abandon these very useful tools. In these projects, we are developing algorithms for robots to

  • automatically explain their behaviors to users to improve users’ trust and assurance of them
  • proactively adapt their behavior during execution to enable users to accurately predict what the robot will do next