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A Human-Autonomy Teaming Approach for a Flight-Following TaskManaging aircraft is becoming more complex with increasingly sophisticated automation responsible for more flight tasks. With this increased complexity, it is becoming more difficult for operators to understand what the automation is doing and why. Human involvement with increasingly autonomous systems must adjust to allow for a more dynamic relationship involving cooperation and teamwork. As part of an ongoing project to develop a framework for human-autonomy teaming (HAT) in aviation, a part-task study was conducted to demonstrate, evaluate and refine proposed critical aspects of HAT. These features were built into an automated recommender system on a ground station available from previous studies. Participants performed a flight-following task once with the original ground station (i.e., No HAT condition) and once with the HAT features enabled (i.e., HAT condition). Behavioral and subjective measures were collected; subjective measures are presented here. Overall, participants preferred the ground station with HAT features enabled compared to the station without the HAT features. Participants reported that the HAT displays and automation were preferred for keeping up with operationally important issues. Additionally, participants reported that the HAT displays and automation provided enough situation awareness to complete the task and reduced workload relative to the No HAT baseline.
Document ID
Document Type
Brandt, Summer L.
(San Jose State Univ. San Francisco, CA, United States)
Russell, Ricky
(San Jose State Univ. San Francisco, CA, United States)
Lachter, Joel
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Shively, Robert
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Date Acquired
August 3, 2017
Publication Date
July 21, 2017
Subject Category
Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence And Robotics
Aeronautics (General)
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2017)(Los Angeles, CA)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 154692.
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
Human-Autonomy Teaming (HAT)
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