The Collaboration and Cognition Laboratory (COLAB²) studies mixed-initiative computing, a collaborative activity in which humans and machines serve active roles. Located on the top floor of the Neuroscience and Engineering Collaboration Building at Wright State University, the lab directed by Michael Cox houses research space for students, workstations, multimedia facilities, and provides a home for Neo, our beloved Baxter humanoid robot. Using the Metacognitive Integrated Dual-Cycle Architecture (MIDCA), a cognitive architecture, researchers explore novel means for controlling and interacting with autonomous platforms under dynamic conditions in which unexpected problems are likely to arise. Our approach examines issues of human-machine teaming, robustness for long-duration intervals, and goal-driven autonomy.
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