Accession Number:

ADA422305

Title:

Uncertainty and Automation

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIV NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

There are many issues associated with the role of humans in automated systems. Among those that have received the least attention are the questions associated with uncertainty. Uncertainty is inherent in military operations, yet it is often ignored. By making assumptions, explicitly or implicitly, about the environment in which it works, automation can modify evidence of uncertainty, conceal the sources of variability, or even induce uncertainty in the user by neglecting environmental variability. This paper will explore the range of issues and suggest some ways to mitigate the effects of uncertainty associated with automation. 6 figures

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Cybernetics
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE