## 💰 Office of Naval Research awards $500k to research human-robot co-training!! by Alessandro Roncone on June 29, 2022 The HIRO group was selected for a$510k, 3-year award from the Office of Naval Research [ONR] titled ‘‘Human–Robot Co-Training: A Novel Paradigm for Symbiotic Human–Robot Collaboration’’. This work will explore co-training, i.e. a paradigm in which the human and the robot are co-evolving fluency, synergy, and reliability over time in order for the team to be better than the sum of its parts. It is the first step toward a broader vision where resilience, personalization, and human-robot dynamics are integrated into a fluid framework for a future where robots could serve as effective teammates to humans. This will help advance our understanding of human behavior when coordinating and negotiating with robots.

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