Identifying New Team Trust and Team Cohesion Metrics that Support Future Human-Autonomy Teams

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1206)


A driving simulation study of a manned-unmanned vehicle gunnery team was conducted to assess potential metrics of team trust and cohesion for evaluating future human-autonomy teams. Cadet dyads worked with a veteran commander within a driving simulation to direct a weaponized robotic ground vehicle from a command and control vehicle and identify and engage targets on a gunnery range. Subjective, behavioral, performance, communication, and physiological data were collected to identify possible team trust and team cohesion metrics. Findings suggest that performance, behavior, and physiological data may provide useful windows into the trust and cohesion exhibited by crew members in human-autonomy teams.


Human-autonomy teaming Simulation Wingman Metrics Trust Cohesion 



The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the CCDC Army Research Laboratory or the US Government. The US Government is authorized to reproduce and distribute reprints for Government purposes notwithstanding any copyright notation herein. We would like to thank Scott Kerick, Jonroy Canady, Catherine Neubauer, Sean Fitzhugh, and Debbie Patton for their support in the study development and analysis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.United States Military AcademyWest PointUSA
  2. 2.US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research LaboratoryAberdeen Proving GroundUSA

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