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Friday, July 31, 2020

Conversing Between Soldiers, Robots

Will be interesting to see how contextual such conversation can be.  Would seem risk and embedded goals would also be important.   Following to see what more I can learn.

Army Research Enables Conversations Between Soldiers, Robots
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
July 27, 2020

Researchers from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies have developed the Joint Understanding and Dialogue Interface (JUDI) capability, enabling conversations between soldiers and autonomous systems. ARL's Matthew Marge said JUDI enables interactions in tactical operations in which verbal task instructions can be employed for command and control of a mobile robot, and allows such a robot to request clarification or provide status updates as tasks are completed. Said Marge, "JUDI's ability to leverage natural language will reduce the learning curve for soldiers who will need to control or team with robots, some of which may contribute different capabilities to a mission, like scouting or delivery of supplies."  ... 

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