Center Kickoff Meeting

The kickoff meeting for the MURI-supported Center for Human and Robot Decision Dynamics will take place on September 13, 2007 at Princeton University.

The Nassau Inn is the recommended hotel for meeting attendees. 

Directions and travel information are available from

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Walking directions from the Nassau Inn. Go out of Palmer Square, turning left onto Nassau Street. Walk a little less than a half mile past Washington Street and Charlton Street on your right. When you come to Olden Street on the right, take it. Off Olden Street on the right, you come to William Street on your right. On your left at this point is the E-Quad. Go in and look for directions to the MAE Conference Room, J223.

Program to include:
  • Department of Defense context and current interest in organizational structures involving mixed teams of humans and robots. Talks by several leading DoD authorities will provide background for work to be undertaken by the Center.
  • Research plans to advance the themes of the Center will be described by Center investiqators.


Thursday, September 13, 2007

Room J223, MAE Conference Room, Princeton University

Morning Session

8:30 - 8:45 Registration and coffee
8:45 - 8:50 John Baillieul, Naomi Leonard Welcome
8:50 - 9:00 John Baillieul Orientation/Schedule
9:00 - 9:15 Lt. Col. Scott Wells Background of DoD interest in coordinated human/robot decision dynamics
9:15 - 9:30 Dr. Siva Banda TBD 
9:30 - 9:45 Johnny Evers Supervised Autonomy: A few thoughts
9:45 - 10:00 Rob Murphey Human-machine system-level performance metrics in the context of time-critical systems
10:00 - 10:15 John Baillieul Center overview and research plan
10:15 - 10:30 Break Break
10:30 - 11:00 Naomi E. Leonard Decision Making in Foraging Teams (with Andrew Stewart)
11:00 - 11:45 Phil Holmes, Jonathan D. Cohen, Deborah Prentice Introduction to the cognitive and social psychology of decision dynamics
11:45 - 12:15 Damon A Tomlin The role of social feedback and personality in reward-based decision-making

 Afternoon Session

1:15 - 1:45 Juris Vagners Collaborative mission planning and execution in high-risk environments and real-time distributed mission simulation
1:45 - 2:15 Kristi Morgansen Methods for coordination and communication in mixed teams of humans and automata
2:15 - 2:45 Francesco Bullo On situational awarness and task allocation in mixed networks
2:45 - 3:00 Break Break
3:00 - 3:30 John Baillieul Toward a theory of protocols for communication through action
3:30 - 4:00 David A. Castanon Hierarchical mission control of automata with human supervision
4:00 - 4:30 AFOSR Caucus/discussion
4:30 - 5:00 Tutti AFOSR and PI debriefing
5:00  John Baillieul Wrap-up

Presentations will be posted here as they become available.