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December 5, 2012

Trust in Automation

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It would not be surprising to learn that the interaction people have with automation (such as the extent to which they use it) can depend on how much they trust it.  In general the greater the trust, the more inclined a person is to use the automation.  This is not necessarily a good thing , […]

October 20, 2012

What to automate? Objects vs Tasks

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Examples of operators who must track objects include air traffic controllers, maritime navigators,  and controllers of multiple unmanned vehicles.  These types of tasks lend themselves to object-oriented automation.  This is explained by contrasting this to task-oriented automation. A common scenario for such operators would be sitting in front of the radar display with multiple contacts.  Their […]

July 20, 2012

Automation triggers

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Automation triggers usually refer to the those used in machine-triggered automation.  Triggers are designed primarily to invoke types or levels of automation which are suited for the current workload of the operator.  The aim is to keep the operator’s workload within a band of workload, not too high or not too low. Automation triggers include: […]

July 20, 2012

Automation types

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STATIC AUTOMATION Static function allocation: when a functions allocated to the system, and those allocated to the operator, remain the same over the operation duration.   MACHINE-TRIGGERED AUTOMATION Dynamic function allocation: Usually referred to as adaptive automation, where the functions are allocated depending (hopefully) on the estimated workload of the operator.  How the automation is […]

June 20, 2012

Automation

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Automation is when a function or task usually carried out be a human, is carried out by a machine. Automation for those tracking objects such as air traffic controllers or Navy personnel is the focus of this site. This site provides information and reference material to persons associated with this research.   +10