The Follow-Me human-machine interface lets a UGV accompany a human operator, like a fellow squad member, through challenging outdoor environments. It responds to speech and gesture commands, providing verbal and non-verbal feedback, maintaining formation, and avoiding obstacles along the way.

The interface works with onboard autonomy software so the UGV can act both as a scout and robotic mule, carrying cumbersome equipment and eliminating the need for remote control piloting. The system also provides speech-based natural language processing, enabling hands-free control and feedback.

A human commands the UGV to go to a vehicle. A gesture provides context, indicating the location of the vehicle.

















“The first easy-to-use and easy-to-understand autonomous ground systems that can earn the trust of human operators will mark a turning point in the adoption and deployment of UGVs as true support agents within human-robot teams.” – Camille Monnier, Principal Scientist










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The Follow-Me technology was originally developed under the MINOTAUR effort for the US Army.

MINOTAUR was featured in an Aerospace and Defense Technology issue on Unmanned Systems. Read more in the article, Developing a Multi-Modal Robot Control Interface.