Accession Number : AD1017169

Title :   Synthetic Teammates as Team Players: Coordination of Human and Synthetic Teammates

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Sep 2011,31 Mar 2016

Corporate Author : Cognitive Engineering Research Institute Mesa United States

Personal Author(s) : Cooke ,Nancy J ; Demir,Mustafa ; McNeese,Nathan

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Report Date : 31 May 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : This project is part of a larger effort that focuses on human-automation coordination in the context of the development, integration, and validation of a computational cognitive model that acts as a full-fledged synthetic teammate on an otherwise all-human team. The team performs a small command-and-control task (i.e., team control of an Unmanned Aerial System; UAS). The research integrated the synthetic teammate model into the CERTT II (Cognitive Engineering Research on Team Tasks II) testbed in order to empirically address these research questions: 1) What is the nature of coordination and collaboration (within human or mixed human-synthetic teams) in command and control (C2) settings; 2) How well does the synthetic teammate function as part of a human-synthetic agent team; and 3) What do deficiencies in synthetic teammate interactions with human teammates reveal about human-automation coordination needs?

Descriptors :   man computer interface , cooperation , validation , cognition , command control communications , remotely piloted vehicles , collaborative techniques , multiagent systems

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