Application of Human-Autonomy Teaming (HAT) Patterns to Reduced Crew Operations (RCO)
Unmanned aerial systems, advanced cockpits, and air traffic management are all seeing dramatic increases in automation. However, while automation may take on some tasks previously performed by humans, humans will still be required to remain in the system for the foreseeable future. The collaboration between humans and these increasingly autonomous systems will begin to resemble cooperation between teammates, rather than simple task allocation. It is critical to understand this human-autonomy teaming (HAT) to optimize these systems in the future. One methodology to understand HAT is by identifying recurring patterns of HAT that have similar characteristics and solutions. This paper applies a methodology for identifying HAT patterns to an advanced cockpit project.
KeywordsDesign Patterns Human-autonomy teaming (HAT) Reduced crew operations (RCO)
This study was supported by the NASA Safe and Autonomous System Operations project and Reduced Crew Operations subproject. We would like to thank Dr. Walter Johnson for his support and insightful edits.
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