CS Colloquium - Greg Trafton, Naval Research Laboratory
Host: Brian Scassellati
How do experts interact in dynamic, dangerous domains, and how can AI improve their interaction? We studied how expert Navy firefighters worked together to put out shipboard fires and how they interacted. We show how an unexpected finding lead to a novel approach for interaction.
Dr. Greg Trafton received his BS in computer science with a second major in cognitive psychology from Trinity University in 1989. He received his Ph.D in 1994 from Princeton University with a cognitive science focus. Greg is a section head for the Intelligent Systems Section in the Artificial Intelligence branch of the Naval Research Laboratory. His research interests include developing cognitive and AI models to understand, predict, and interact with people, with a specific focus on AI, cognitive robotics, computer-human interaction, and cognitive models.