Task Quantifying and Developing Countermeasures for the Effect of Fatigue-Related Stressors on Automation Use and Trust During Robotic Supervisory Control (Completed)
Last Published:  07/31/19 10:05:33 AM (Central)
Short Title: Fatigue & Automation
Responsible HRP Element: Human Factors and Behavioral Performance
Collaborating Org(s):
National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI)
Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
Procurement Mechanism(s):

This project proposes to both develop and test adaptive automation countermeasures for the effects of stressors such as sleep deprivation (SD) on human performance related to robotic tasks, and investigate the relationship between human trust and appropriate use of these countermeasures.

  • Aim 1: Develop and evaluate adaptive automation countermeasures to mitigate human performance decrements caused by the stress of SD when supervising robots.
  • Aim 2: Assess measures of the operator’s trust in the adaptive automation countermeasure before and during SD, and evaluate how automation trust relates to task outcome.

The results of this research will inform the design of human-automation-robotic systems for use in operational environments with situational stressors, which addresses HRP Risk of Inadequate Design of Human and Automation/Robotic Integration and HRP Risk of Performance Errors Due to Fatigue Resulting from Sleep Loss, Circadian Desynchronization, Extended Wakefulness, and Work Overload. Key outcomes of this project can be used to inform design guidelines for automation that reduce the effects of stressors like sleep deprivation on human use of semiautonomous robots.