Postprint version. Published in Proceedings from the 1995 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, January 1, 1995, pages 4581-4586.
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NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Erika Rogers was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
This paper describes current work on the design of a computer system which provides cooperative assistance for the supervision of remote semi-autonomous robots. It consists of a blackboard-based framework which allows communication between the remote robot, the local human supervisor, and an intelligent mediating system, which aids interactive exception handling when the remote robot requires the assistance of the local operator.