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HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS

Students and faculty at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) are working with NASA scientists 60 feet beneath the ocean’s surface at Florida International University’s Aquarius Habitat on a novel effort that seeks to fundamentally transform the possibilities of human-robot collaboration.

Envision a team of Navy divers, or astronauts, arriving at a previously unexplored location. Their objective is to successively map and explore identified areas of interest. But the explorers do not work alone, they work in conjunction with autonomous robots that are capable of “reasoning,” problem solving and assisting their human counterparts. Read the full story...


IMAGES FROM THE FIELD 



 

 

PROJECT WEBSITES

NPS Project Website

Florida International University Aquarius Habitat




VIDEOS

Underwater Video from the Field:
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The Today Show looks at the underwater Aquarius Habitat.





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