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Designing a Support System to Mitigate Pilot Error While Minimizing Out-of-the-Loop-Effects

  • Nikolaus TheißingEmail author
  • Axel Schulte
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9736)

Abstract

This article describes a design pattern for human-autonomy teaming in which a human operator is supported by two cognitive agents. The first agent automates delegated tasks as a subordinate in a hierarchical relationship. The second agent serves as an assistant system. Its task is the mitigation, i.e. prevention and correction, of human erroneous behavior. Error-correcting automation can be prone to complacency effects. The assistant system is therefore specifically designed to avoid potential out-of-the-loop phenomena. The design pattern is implemented for the use case of unmanned air reconnaissance using a single-operator ground control station. The results of an experimental campaign confirm the validity of the approach.

Keywords

Human-autonomy teaming Human error Error mitigation Assistant system Cognitive agent Complacency 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Flight SystemsUniversität der Bundeswehr MünchenNeubibergGermany

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