The Human-Centred Technologies Lab focuses on researching methods and developing applications with human(s) in the loop, bridging between the fields of automation, robotics, and human-system interaction. Different degrees of autonomy and abstraction levels are covered including bilateral, shared, supervisory and fully autonomous control allowing to optimally share and complement human and machine capabilities and to shift between these levels depending on current needs and context. Robust, optimal and adaptive control on a lower level are combined with human and world models as well as high-level reasoning in terms of action, plan, and intention recognition and decision making on a higher level to achieve the required system performance. System evaluation is performed based on objective and subjective criteria, also involving user studies. Adaptivity, robustness, naturalness of human-machine interaction, safety, and security are considered key performance indicators.
The laboratory equipment of the Human-centered Technologies Lab is dedicated to research methods and to develop applications with human(s) in the loop. The laboratory is still in its setup phase and will become operational by the end of 2019. Equipment that will be available then:
Systems for human-system interaction:
NOI Techpark A1.0.17