Advances in Human Factors in Robots and Unmanned Systems

Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors in Robots and Unmanned Systems, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA

  • Pamela Savage-Knepshield
  • Jessie Chen
Conference proceedings

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 499)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. A Vision for Future Soldier-Robot Teams

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. K. M. Ibrahim Asif, Cindy L. Bethel, Daniel W. Carruth
      Pages 3-16
    3. Michael Barnes, Jessie Chen, Kristin E. Schaefer, Troy Kelley, Cheryl Giammanco, Susan Hill
      Pages 39-48
    4. Leif T. Jensen, Teena M.  Garrison, Daniel W. Carruth, Cindy L.  Bethel, Phillip J. Durst, Christopher T. Goodin
      Pages 49-57
  3. Confronting Human Factors Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Clint R. Balog, Brent A. Terwilliger, Dennis A. Vincenzi, David C. Ison
      Pages 61-73
    3. Tobias Nowack, Stefan Lutherdt, Stefan Jehring, Yue Xiong, Sabine Wenzel, Peter Kurtz
      Pages 87-96
    4. Xiaoli Fan, Qianxiang Zhou, Fang Xie, Zhongqi Liu
      Pages 97-109
  4. Human-Agent Teaming

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Gloria L. Calhoun, Heath A. Ruff, Kyle J. Behymer, Elizabeth M. Mersch
      Pages 113-126
    3. Joseph B. Lyons, Garrett G. Sadler, Kolina Koltai, Henri Battiste, Nhut T. Ho, Lauren C. Hoffmann et al.
      Pages 127-136
    4. Monika Lohani, Charlene Stokes, Natalia Dashan, Marissa McCoy, Christopher A. Bailey, Susan E. Rivers
      Pages 137-148
    5. Kimberly Stowers, Nicholas Kasdaglis, Michael Rupp, Jessie Chen, Daniel Barber, Michael Barnes
      Pages 149-160
    6. Anthony R. Selkowitz, Cintya A. Larios, Shan G. Lakhmani, Jessie Y.C. Chen
      Pages 161-173
    7. Grace Teo, Ryan Wohleber, Jinchao Lin, Lauren Reinerman-Jones
      Pages 175-185
  5. From Theory to Application: UAV and Human-Robot Collaboration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. D. Paul Benjamin, Hong Yue, Damian Lyons
      Pages 189-195
    3. A. William Evans, Matthew Marge, Ethan Stump, Garrett Warnell, Joseph Conroy, Douglas Summers-Stay et al.
      Pages 197-209
    4. Christopher J. Shannon, David C. Horney, Kimberly F. Jackson, Jonathan P. How
      Pages 211-224
    5. Florian Reich, Felix Heilemann, Dennis Mund, Axel Schulte
      Pages 225-237
    6. Dennis Mund, Felix Heilemann, Florian Reich, Elisabeth Denk, Diana Donath, Axel Schulte
      Pages 239-250
  6. Supporting Sensor and UAV Users

  7. An Exploration of Real-World Implications for Human-Robot Interaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. Chantal Lidynia, Ralf Philipsen, Martina Ziefle
      Pages 317-329
    3. Anthony L. Baker, Joseph R. Keebler
      Pages 331-340
    4. Theresa T. Kessler, Cintya Larios, Tiffani Walker, Valarie Yerdon, P. A. Hancock
      Pages 353-364
    5. Keith R. MacArthur, Kimberly Stowers, P. A. Hancock
      Pages 365-374
    6. Théo Moulières-Seban, David Bitonneau, Jean-Marc Salotti, Jean-François Thibault, Bernard Claverie
      Pages 375-385
    7. Meghan Chandarana, Anna Trujillo, Kenji Shimada, B. Danette Allen
      Pages 387-398
  8. Optimizing Human-Systems Performance Through System Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 399-399
    2. Paul M. Yanik, Anthony L. Threatt, Jessica Merino, Joe Manganelli, Johnell O. Brooks, Keith E. Green et al.
      Pages 427-436

About these proceedings


This book focuses on the importance of human factors in the development of reliable and safe unmanned systems. It discusses current challenges such as how to improve perceptual and cognitive abilities of robots, develop suitable synthetic vision systems, cope with degraded reliability of unmanned systems, predict robotic behavior in case of a loss of communication, the vision for future soldier-robot teams, human-agent teaming, real-world implications for human-robot interaction, and approaches to standardize both display and control of technologies across unmanned systems. Based on the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors in Robots and Unmanned Systems, held on July 27-31, 2016, in Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA, this book is expected to foster new discussion and stimulate new ideas towards the development of more reliable, safer, and functional devices for carrying out automated and concurrent tasks.


Augmented-reality Display Systems Multimodal Display Integration Human-centered Design Human-machine Teaming Trust in Automation Human-automation Interaction Human-Robot Collaboration Extreme Performance Environments High-risk Environments Sensors Degraded Visual Environments (DVE) Soldier-Robot Teams Robot Design AHFE 2016 Proceedings

Editors and affiliations

  • Pamela Savage-Knepshield
    • 1
  • Jessie Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.U.S. Army Research LaboratoryAberdeen Proving GroundUSA
  2. 2.U.S. Army Research LaboratoryAberdeen Proving GroundUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-41958-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-41959-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-5357
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-5365
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