Five Requisites for Human-Agent Decision Sharing in Military Environments

  • Michael BarnesEmail author
  • Jessie Chen
  • Kristin E. Schaefer
  • Troy Kelley
  • Cheryl Giammanco
  • Susan Hill
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 499)


Working with industry, universities and other government agencies, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory has been engaged in multi-year programs to understand the role of humans working with autonomous and robotic systems. The purpose of the paper is to present an overview of the research themes in order to abstract five research requirements for effective human-agent decision-making. Supporting research for each of the five requirements is discussed to elucidate the issues involved and to make recommendations for future research. The requirements include: (a) direct link between the operator and a supervisory agent, (b) interface transparency, (c) appropriate trust, (d) cognitive architectures to infer intent, and e) common language between humans and agents.


Autonomy Intelligent agent Human agent teaming Decision making 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Barnes
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jessie Chen
    • 1
  • Kristin E. Schaefer
    • 1
  • Troy Kelley
    • 1
  • Cheryl Giammanco
    • 1
  • Susan Hill
    • 1
  1. 1.U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Human Research and Engineering DirectorateMarylandUSA

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