Trust in sparse supervisory control

Douglas S. Lange, Phillip Verbancsics, Robert S. Gutzwiller, John Reeder

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Command and Control (C2) is the practice of directing teams of autonomous units, regardless if the units are directed by human decision making or are unmanned. Humans are adaptive and their behaviors are recognizable to their superiors who were educated in a similar manner. This paper describes the sparse supervisory control that must be exercised over teams of highly autonomous units, and considers what it means for a commander to supervise autonomous un-manned systems (AUS) that employ machine learning and cooperative autonomy. Commanders must decide whether to trust behaviors they have never seen before, and developing that trust may require several strategies. This paper describes some possible strategies in an effort to explain the challenges that must be solved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTrust and Autonomous Systems - Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium, Technical Report
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Sep 9 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 AAAI Spring Symposium - Palo Alto, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 25 2013Mar 27 2013

Publication series

NameAAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report


Conference2013 AAAI Spring Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPalo Alto, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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