Link to the University of Pittsburgh Homepage
Link to the University Library System Homepage Link to the Contact Us Form

Effects of unreliable automation in scheduling operator attention for multi-robot control

Chien, Shih-Yi and Lewis, Michael and Mehrotra, Siddharth and Sycara, Katia (2012) Effects of unreliable automation in scheduling operator attention for multi-robot control. In: 2012 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 14 October 2012 - 17 October 2012, Seoul, South Korea.

[img] Plain Text (licence)
Available under License : See the attached license file.

Download (1kB)

Abstract

The present study investigates the effect of imperfect automation in a human multi-robot controlled environment with different principles for scheduling an operator's attention in a foraging task. The experiment compared a SJF-queue (shortest job first) presenting a single alarm at a time with an Open-queue which showed all current alarms. Two levels of automation reliability, high (90%) and low (50%), were examined in the study. Performance for the queue mechanisms was equivalent confirming that operator attention can be effectively directed to improve performance. Additionally, the higher reliability condition raised an operator's success rate for resolving robot failures and assisted the operator in allocating attention to emergent events in a timely manner. Although the more frequent alerts contributed to better performance operators experienced increased levels of workload.


Share

Citation/Export:
Social Networking:
Share |

Details

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Chien, Shih-Yi
Lewis, Michael
Mehrotra, Siddharth
Sycara, Katia
Date: 14 October 2012
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: 2012 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)
Publisher: IEEE
Page Range: 321 - 326
Event Title: 2012 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)
Event Dates: 14 October 2012 - 17 October 2012
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1109/icsmc.2012.6377721
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Information Science
Refereed: Yes
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICSMC.2012.6377721
Related URLs:
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2013 15:40
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 12:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18988

Metrics

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Altmetric.com


Actions (login required)

View Item View Item