Human-robot teaming in a multi-agent space assembly task Conference Paper uri icon


  • NASA's Human Space Flight program depends heavily on spacewalks performed by pairs of suited human astronauts. These Extra-Vehicular Activities (EVAs) are severely restricted in both duration and scope by consumables and available manpower. An expanded multi-agent EVA team combining the information-gathering and problem-solving skills of humans with the survivability and physical capabilities of robots is proposed and illustrated by example. Such teams arc useful for large-scale, complex missions requiring dispersed manipulation, locomotion and sensing capabilities. To study collaboration modalities within a multi-agent EVA team, a 1-g test is conducted with humans and robots working together in various supporting roles.

published proceedings

  • Robotics: Trends, Principles and Applications, Vol 15

author list (cited authors)

  • Rehnmark, F., Currie, N., Ambrose, R. O., & Culbert, C

complete list of authors

  • Rehnmark, F||Currie, N||Ambrose, RO||Culbert, C

publication date

  • December 2004