Adaptive Allocation of Decision Making Responsibility between Supervisor and Computer

  • William B. Rouse
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 1)


Multi-task situations where supervisor and computer have intersecting decision making responsibilities are discussed. Adaptive allocation of task responsibility is espoused and formulated as a multi-queue, multi-server situation with a pre-emptive but non-competitive service discipline. Average delay in task performance and percent of decisions performed by the computer are predicted via simulation as a function of number of tasks, human-computer speed mismatch, and probabilities of various types of computer error. Prerequisites to the real-world realization of adaptive human-computer multi-task systems are considered and two laboratory investigations in this area are discussed.


False Alarm Average Delay Computer Error Incorrect Action Queue Discipline 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • William B. Rouse
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  1. 1.University of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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