A framework for human-autonomy team research

Nancy Cooke, Mustafa Demir, Lixiao Huang

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Abstract

On a team, autonomy must be able to work alongside human counterparts and carry out the fundamentals of teamwork and taskwork. In this paper we refer to these machine teammates as autonomy. These Human-Autonomy Teams (HATs) need to be assembled to have the appropriate roles and responsibilities and to interact in an interdependent manner. One challenge in assembling an effective Human-Autonomy Team involves doing research on human-autonomy teaming that can provide input to autonomy development BEFORE the autonomy is developed. We propose here a five-step process to doing HAT research and provide four examples of the application of this process. The five steps involve 1) knowledge elicitation to determine the essential aspects of HAT in a given domain, 2) development of a synthetic task environment with Wizard of Oz capability, 3) development of measurement strategies, 4) human subject experimentation, and 5) translation to the developers of artificial intelligence and robots that will serve as teammates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEngineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. Cognition and Design - 17th International Conference, EPCE 2020, Held as Part of the 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Proceedings
EditorsDon Harris, Wen-Chin Li
PublisherSpringer
Pages134-146
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030491826
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event17th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: Jul 19 2020Jul 24 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12187 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period7/19/207/24/20

Keywords

  • Human-centered AI
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Teaming with AI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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