Adaptation and Validation of an Agent Model of Functional State and Performance for Individuals
Human performance can seriously degrade under demanding tasks. To improve performance, agents can reason about the current state of the human, and give the most appropriate and effective support. To enable this, the agent needs a model of a specific person’s functional state and performance, which should be valid, as the agent might otherwise give inappropriate advice and even worsen performance. This paper concerns the adaptation of the parameters of the existing functional state model to the individual and validation of the resulting model. First, human experiments have been conducted, whereby measurements related to the model have been performed. Next, this data has been used to obtain appropriate parameter settings for the model, describing the specific subject. Finally, the model, with the tailored parameter settings, has been used to predict human behavior to investigate predictive capabilities of the model. The results have been analyzed using formal verification.
KeywordsAgent model functional state validation
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