Abstract

This study explores how Human-Autonomy Teams work together in a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) to overcome three types of degraded conditions, including automation and autonomy failures, and malicious attack. The two human participants were informed that the pilot was a "synthetic" agent that has limited communication capacity. For in-depth exploratory analysis, we identified one high- and one low-performing team in terms of overcoming failures and malicious attack, and then we used nonlinear dynamical methods to understand how human-autonomy interactions might affect overall Team Situation Awareness (TSA) in terms of level of complexity. We first produced Joint Recurrence Plots (JRP) to demonstrate predictability of team communication behavior during the TSA. After that, in order to identify how flexible the team was during degraded conditions, we examined entropy across four layers to represent RPAS:communication - chat-based interactions; vehicle - the RPA itself; control - user interface; and system - total activity of all layers. Results from the JRP showed that the high performing team communicated more effectively than the low performing team during the all three types of failures, while the entropy analysis showed that the high performing team appeared to be more flexible in their communication and overall system patterns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management, CogSIMA 2018
EditorsOdd Erik Gundersen, Christian Lebiere, Galina L. Rogova, Ken Baclawski, Andrea Salfinger
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages103-109
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781538652886
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 31 2018
Event8th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management, CogSIMA 2018 - Boston, United States
Duration: Jun 11 2018Jun 14 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management, CogSIMA 2018

Other

Other8th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management, CogSIMA 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston
Period6/11/186/14/18

Keywords

  • Human-Autonomy Teaming
  • Malicious Attacks
  • Nonlinear Dynamical Systems
  • Team Situation Awareness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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