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Autonomous robots can be difficult to understand by their developers, let alone by end users. Yet, as they become increasingly integral parts of our societies, the need for afford- able easy to use tools to provide transparency grows. The rise of the smartphone and the improvements in mobile computing performance have gradually allowed Augmented Reality (AR) to become more mobile and affordable. In this paper we review relevant robot systems architecture and propose a new software tool to provide robot transparency through the use of AR technology. Our new tool, ABOD3-AR provides real-time graphical visualisation and debugging of a robot’s goals and priorities as a means for both designers and end users to gain a better mental model of the internal state and decision making processes taking place within a robot. We also report on our on-going research programme and planned studies to further understand the effects of transparency to naive users and experts.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventThe 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication - New Delhi, India
Duration: 14 Oct 201918 Oct 2019


ConferenceThe 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication
Abbreviated titleROMAN 2019
CityNew Delhi


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