Task Evidence-based Metrics Toolkit for Measuring Safety and Efficiency in Human-Automation Systems (Completed)
Last Published:  03/26/21 03:34:00 PM (Central)
Short Title: Automate Metrics
Responsible HRP Element: Human Factors and Behavioral Performance
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Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
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Flight crews will increasingly rely on automated technological systems to support mission goals and sustain onboard life support systems as long duration space exploration (LDSE) becomes more complex. Safety and efficiency of human-automation team performance will be of paramount importance to establish criteria in which safety and efficiency can be characterized in human-automation teams.


  1. Develop a framework for guiding evaluation of human-automation system safety and performance by leveraging previous research related to this topic.  
  2. Understand measurement trends that exist in human-automation interaction research and identify measures used to quantify safety and performance in human-automation systems.
  3. Design and develop a theoretically-driven and practical metrics toolkit that characterizes the safety and performance of a human automation interaction

Mitigation/Partial mitigation of the gap/risk: This task will help mitigate the Risk of Inadequate Design of Human and Automation/Robotic Integration through the development of a toolkit that identifies and facilitates the measurement of safety and efficiency of human-automation systems. This effort aids in establishing requirements for effective human-automation system performance, contributing to HARI-03.