Accession Number:

ADA149971

Title:

The Man-Machine Interface.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA ROBOTICS INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Our basic objective was to define a composite measure of human capabilities that could also be used to measure the skill requirements of various manufacturing tasks. In the course of our research, however, we have come to the conclusion that most human workers at least in the semiskilled categories are not employed for their manual skills, or dexterity, but for a different purpose. Although our basic objective remains unchanged, our research focus has shifted to the emerging competition between human workers as machine process controllers in certain highly engineered environments, and the use of sensor-based, computerized systems for the same purpose. Origingator-supplied keywords Automation, Precision control, Computer applications, Machines, Mechanization. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE