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Experimental Validation of Pilot Situation Awareness Enhancement Through Transparency Design of a Scalable Mixed-Initiative Mission Planner

  • Fabian SchmittEmail author
  • Gunar Roth
  • Daniel Barber
  • Jessie Chen
  • Axel Schulte
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 722)

Abstract

This study focuses on the increase of situation awareness (SA) in human-agent mixed-initiative mission planning. Complex agent behavior and the failure to comprehend the agent’s proposed actions might result in a loss of SA and a decrease in trust. This study adopted the transparency strategies proposed by the SA-based Agent Transparency (SAT) model to improve the human operator’s perception, comprehension, and projection of the agent’s interventions. The concept was applied to prototype of a planning associate for multi-vehicle mission planning. A human-in-the-loop experiment revealed a higher SA and performance. Subjective trust measures could not verify a change in operator’s trust in the agent. The results and the potential for further research are discussed.

Keywords

Adaptive associate systems Human factors Human-systems integration Mixed-initiative Scalable autonomy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabian Schmitt
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gunar Roth
    • 1
  • Daniel Barber
    • 2
  • Jessie Chen
    • 3
  • Axel Schulte
    • 1
  1. 1.University of the Bundeswehr MunichNeubibergGermany
  2. 2.University of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA
  3. 3.U.S. Army Research LaboratoryOrlandoUSA

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