An Interaction Taxonomy of Human–Agent Teaming in Next Generation Combat Vehicle Systems

Craig J. Johnson, Glenn J. Lematta, Lixiao Huang, Eric Holder, Shawaiz Bhatti, Nancy J. Cooke

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Abstract

Next Generation Combat Vehicles (NGCVs) are incorporating more advanced technology which will enable humans and intelligent artificial agents to team up on the battlefield. Effective system design and evaluation for these human–agent teams require an understanding of individual and team tasks in the context of larger-scale operations. Previous taxonomies of human–automation interaction and human–agent teaming have been proposed, however, there is a lack of work focused on team interactions in the military domain and the teamwork dynamics required for our purposes are not captured. Unstructured interviews with subject matter experts, manuals, and relevant literature were synthesized, and a task analysis was conducted to develop a novel interaction taxonomy approach consisting of three primary categories, each with multiple dimensions: task, team composition, and communication. This taxonomy may generalize into human–agent teaming within a variety of NGCV crews and serve as a model for characterizing human–agent team interactions in other domains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors in Robots, Drones and Unmanned Systems - Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Human Factors in Robots, Drones and Unmanned Systems
EditorsMatteo Zallio
PublisherSpringer
Pages10-16
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783030517571
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
EventAHFE Virtual Conference on Human Factors in Robots, Drones and Unmanned Systems, and the International Conference on Human Factors in Cybersecurity, 2020 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jul 16 2020Jul 20 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1210 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

ConferenceAHFE Virtual Conference on Human Factors in Robots, Drones and Unmanned Systems, and the International Conference on Human Factors in Cybersecurity, 2020
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period7/16/207/20/20

Keywords

  • Communication
  • Human–agent teaming
  • Military
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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