Welcome to the HCMI Wiki. HCMI stands for Human Centered Machine Intelligence. The HCMI research lab at the Computer Science Department of Brigham Young University is under the direction of Prof. Michael Goodrich. We believe that the ultimate purpose of intelligent machines (robots and AI systems) is to serve humans. Therefore, it is important for machines to fit in with human environments and human procedures/processes/models. A well-designed and task-appropriate Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) method can improve task performance and allows intelligent machines to better support/facilitate human tasks. Sponsors of current and previous work include the NSF, DARPA, ARL, ONR, and INL.
- Winter 2012 Lab Meeting Schedule. Regular lab meetings for winter will be in 2244 TMCB. The time will be Fridays 2:00 to 3:00pm. Visitors are welcome.
- Tim McLain shared this article on what makes great research (and how to choose a research topic). I recommend that you read this.
- See BYU Weekly's interview with Mike and Lanny on WiSAR research here (story starts at 5:33).
- An interesting tech report on what the air force is planning for technology development through 2030 is available on the from the WiSAR wiki.
- Latest Write Tips document from Dr. McLain: Rules for Editing and Writing Well
- Current Researchers: Prof. Michael Goodrich,
- Lab Alumni: Philip Cook, Clayton Lemons, Spencer Gardner, Michelle Farmer, Robert Brown, Amy Glaves, Jon Whetten, Sukhbat Tumur-Ochir, Jonathan Link, Curtis Nielsen and Ben Hardin, Jacob Crandall, Joseph Cooper, Morgan Quigley, Brian Buss, Nathan Rackliffe, Bob Ricks, Alan Olsen now with Anybots, Jeff Stimpson, Tom Palmer
- How to support Wilderness Search and Rescue operations with UAV technologies?
- How to apply assistive robotics technologies to help treat children with Autism in clinical settings?
- Research HRI techniques to improve task performances for human and artificial agents working as a team.
- Multi-agent management and learning.
- WiSAR Project: WiSAR stands for Wilderness Search and Rescue. This is a joint project with the Computer Vision lab and the MAGICC lab. The goal is to use technology to support Wilderness Search and Rescue operations. In our lab, we are interested in the following topics:
- Modeling/predicting lost-person behavior
- Interactive probability distribution
- Sliding autonomy in UAV path-planning
- UAV control interface and HRI ideas
- Incident Support Management System for Heterogeneous Agents
- TiLAR Project: TiLAR stands for Therapist in the Loop Assistive Robotics. This is a joint project with several other departments in the university (Mechanical Engineering, Communication Disorders, Psychology). The goal is to use Assistive Robotics technologies to help therapists treat children with Autism in clinical settings. In our lab, we are interested in the following topics:
- Identify traits of the robots (form, shape, functions, etc.) that affect autistic children's behaviors.
- Design human-robot interfaces that enable the therapists to choreograph ("program") a robot's behaviors.
- HuBIRT: HuBIRT stands for Human-interaction with Bio-Inspired Robot Teams. This is a joint project with the University of Central Florida, the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Porto.
- Tele-operation of a robotic arm with augmented virtual reality
- Journal of Human-Robot Interaction
- Paper Discussions
- Conducting Research Guidelines
- Using doxygen with Qt Creator
- HCMI lab google group / mailing list
Blogs, human-factors videos, etc
- Tutorial on conducting human factors experiments by Kate Tsui. Courtesy RSS 2011 Workshop on HRI: Perspectives and Contributions to Robotics from the Human Sciences.
- Lab Video and Image archive
- Lab Member Blogs:
- Flying robots that build things.
- Starfish robot squeezes under a door.
- Missy Cummings on the Colbert Report about 20 minutes in. Representing for UAVs ...
- A new robot for the TiLAR project?
- Alan does tricks, part I.
- Alan does tricks, part II.
- A new Geminoid
- A new type of robot gripper
- New iRobot Dev Platform
- How Berkley Won the Starcraft AI Competition
- Robots in Afghanistan
- Brain-Machine Interfaces in Law and Ethics
- A parody of the big dog robot