Effectiveness of Human Autonomy Teaming in Cockpit Applications
Single pilot and/or remotely piloted operations are becoming feasible in the national airspace system because of advances in autonomous systems, and the development of Human-Autonomy Teams (HAT). We compared a recommender tool for cockpit applications installed with HAT tools or No HAT tools, using simulations of off-nominal events varying in severity. Pilots on average spent more time with the tool when the HAT features were present, but there was considerable variability between pilots in tool usage. However, greater time spent using the tool was associated with lower subjective workload (NASA TLX).
KeywordsHuman-Autonomy Teaming Workload Situation awareness
This research was supported by the NASA cooperative agreement #NNA14AB39C “Single Pilot Understanding through Distributed Simulation (SPUDS),” R. J. Shively, Technical Monitor.
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