Human-Centric Teaming in a Multi-Agent EVA 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 human astronauts with the survivability and physical capabilities of highly dexterous space robots is proposed. A 1-g test featuring two NASA/DARPA Robonaut systems working side-by-side with a suited human subject is conducted to evaluate human-robot teaming strategies in the context of a simulated EVA assembly task based on the STS-61B ACCESS flight experiment. Copyright 2004 SAE International.

name of conference

  • SAE Technical Paper Series

published proceedings

  • SAE Technical Papers

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Rehnmark, Fredrik||Currie, Nancy||Ambrose, Robert O||Culbert, Christopher

publication date

  • December 2004