Computing That Serves

Human Robot Interaction


Thursday, September 9, 2004 - 11:00am


Mike Goodrich, Brigham Young University

There is much current interest in the field of human-robot interaction. This interest is driven by two compelling needs: the desire to have robots assist in search and rescue operations, and the desire to have robots assist in military reconnaissance.  A current area of research within this domain is finding out how many robots a single person can control, and designing robot intelligence and computer interfaces to improve the ratio of humans and robots.  This presentation will present work done by Mike Goodrich along with colleagues Dan Olsen (CS), Tim McLain (Mech. Eng.) and Randy Beard (Elect. Eng.). This will include work done with both ground robots and unmanned air vehicles.


Michael Goodrich received his Ph. D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from BYU in 1996. From 1996-1998, he was a post-doctoral researcher at Nissan Cambridge Basic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  He joined the faculty at BYU in 1998, where he is currently an associate professor.  His research interests include artificial intelligence, with emphases on human-robot interaction and multi-agent learning.