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'Agriforwards' CDT Science Seminars

19 February 2021
Series 1
Seminar: 6
Title: Practical Methods for Shared Decision Making in Human-Robot Teaming
Speaker: Prof Elizabeth Sklar, University of Lincoln

Abstract:
This talk examines practical methods for shared decision making in human-robot teams, highlighting recent work which applies methods from artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive science.
The notion of shared decision making implies that the actors involved have a means to communicate their beliefs and can negotiate in case of conflict. A range of methods are applicable for resolving conflict, and the work discussed in this talk highlights techniques that stem from the multi-agent systems (MAS) community, including voting, market-based mechanisms and computational argumentation.
Emphasis is on practical methods that have been implemented and tested on robots, including those that have been evaluated with human participants.

Brief biography:
Prof Elizabeth Sklar is a Professor in Agri-Robotics and Research Director in the Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology at the University of Lincoln. She is also a Visiting Professor of Robotics in the Department of Engineering at King's College London. Previously, she has worked at MIT/Lincoln Lab, Columbia University, City University of New York and University of Liverpool, and was a US-UK Fulbright Scholar.
Her research investigates interaction in multi-robot and human-robot systems, and has been funded by the National Science Foundation (US), EPSRC, ESRC and BBSRC. She has published over 150 refereed papers, and is former Trustee of the RoboCup Federation, former IFAAMAS board member and current editorial board member for JAAMAS and Current Robotics Reports.

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