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Human–Autonomy Teaming: Definitions, Debates, and Directions

Lyons, Joseph and Sycara, Katia and Lewis, Michael and Capiola, August (2021) Human–Autonomy Teaming: Definitions, Debates, and Directions. Frontiers in Psychology, 12. ISSN 1664-1078

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Researchers are beginning to transition from studying human–automation interaction to human–autonomy teaming. This distinction has been highlighted in recent literature, and theoretical reasons why the psychological experience of humans interacting with autonomy may vary and affect subsequent collaboration outcomes are beginning to emerge (de Visser et al., 2018; Wynne and Lyons, 2018). In this review, we do a deep dive into human–autonomy teams (HATs) by explaining the differences between automation and autonomy and by reviewing the domain of human–human teaming to make inferences for HATs. We examine the domain of human–human teaming to extrapolate a few core factors that could have relevance for HATs. Notably, these factors involve critical social elements within teams that are central (as argued in this review) for HATs. We conclude by highlighting some research gaps that researchers should strive toward answering, which will ultimately facilitate a more nuanced and complete understanding of HATs in a variety of real-world contexts.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Lyons, Joseph
Sycara, Katia
Lewis, Michaelcmlewis@pitt.educmlewis0000-0002-1013-9482
Capiola, August
Date: May 2021
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Frontiers in Psychology
Volume: 12
Publisher: Frontiers Media
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.589585
Schools and Programs: School of Computing and Information > Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1664-1078
Article Type: Review
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2021 18:43
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2021 18:43


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