Limitations and Advantages of Autonomy in Controlling Multiple Systems: an International View

Michael J Barnes, Tal Oron-Gilad

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This panel has been designed to discuss future directions in unmanned system (UMS) and human-robot interaction (HRI) research. It will focus on broad issues related to controlling multiple UMSs in the military domain from the perspective of different international studies. The members of this panel have been chosen specifically for their background and insight into these areas and it is hoped that their discussion will provide both direction and guidance necessary to overcome the challenges of UMS integration into military environments. We will discuss the following future systems (a) Israeli research on the effects of UMS visualizations from multiple systems for intelligencegathering operations by dismounted soldiers (b) Canadian research conducted on synergy between intelligent agents and war fighters, (c) problems with autonomy and possible human factors solutions using common interface solutions being developed by US Navy researchers for surface ship and ground applications, (d) the use of co-operative cognitive agent technology developed by the German Bundeswhre University as a middle ground between manual and autonomous control and (e) US Army research on progressive autonomy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2011


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