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  • Clare, A.S.; Cummings, M.L.; How, J.; Whitten, A.; Toupet, O. (AIAA Journal of Aerospace Computing, 2012-12)
    Advances in autonomy have made it possible to invert the typical operator-to-unmanned-vehicle ratio so that asingle operator can now control multiple heterogeneous unmanned vehicles. Algorithms used in unmanned-vehicle ...
  • Thornburg, K. M.; Peterse, H.P.M.; Liu, A.M. (HFES, 2012-10)
    Long duration, low task load environments are typical for nuclear power plant control rooms, where operators, after hours of operating under a low task load situation, may have to shift to a high task load situation. The ...
  • Cummings, M. L.; Mitchell, P. J. (Aerospace Science and Technology, 2007)
    The application of network centric operations to time-constrained command and control environments will mean that human operators will be increasingly responsible for multiple simultaneous supervisory control tasks. One ...
  • Cummings, M. L.; Tsonis, C. (International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 2006)
    Cognitive complexity is a term that appears frequently in air traffic control (ATC) research literature, yet there is little principled investigation of the potential sources of cognitive complexity. Three distinctly ...
  • Sim, L.; Cummings, M.L.; Smith, C. A. (Acta Astronautica, 2008)
    Achieving the United States’ Vision for future Space Exploration will necessitate far greater collaboration between humans and automated technology than previous space initiatives. However, the development of methodologies ...
  • Cummings, M.L.; Thornburg, K. M. (IEEE, 2011-03)
    In the push to develop smart energy systems, designers have increasingly focused on systems that measure and predict user behavior to effect optimal energy consumption. While such focus is an important component in these ...
  • Cummings, M.L.; Mitchell, P. J. (IEEE, 2008)
    In the future vision of allowing a single operator to remotely control multiple unmanned vehicles, it is not well understood what cognitive constraints limit how many vehicles and related tasks a single operator can manage. ...
  • Crandall, J. W.; Cummings, M. L. (MIT Humans and Automation Laboratory, 2008)
    Advances in automation are making it possible for a single operator to control multiple unmanned vehicles (UVs). This capability is desirable in order to reduce the operational costs of human-UV systems (HUVS), extend ...
  • Boussemart, Y.; Cummings, M.L. (Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 2011)
    Behavioral models of human operators engaged in complex,time-critical high-risk domains, such as those typical in Human Supervisory Control (HSC) settings, are of great value because of the high cost of operator failure. ...
  • Cummings, M.L.; Clare, A.; Hart, C. (The Role of Human-Automation Consensus in Multiple Unmanned Vehicle Scheduling, 2010)
    Objective: This study examined the impact of increasing automation replanning rates on operator performance and workload when supervising a decentralized network of heterogeneous unmanned vehicles. Background: Futuristic ...
  • Cummings, M. L.; Pina, P. E.; Donmez, B. (MIT Humans and Automation Laboratory, 2008)
    The goal of this research is to develop a methodology to select supervisory control metrics. This methodology is based on cost-benefit analyses and generic metric classes. In the context of this research, a metric class ...
  • Visser, Mark; Cummings, M. L.; Marquez, Jessica J. (MIT Humans and Automation Laboratory, 2007)
    Currently, Shadow UAV operations require two people: the Air Vehicle Operator (AVO) and the Mission Payload Operator (MPO). A previous workload study demonstrated that it is possible to combine these two positions such ...
  • Cummings, M.L.; Ryan, J.C. (2014-05-13)
    Given the move toward driverless cars, which includes the more short-term goal of driving assistance, what the appropriate shared authority and interaction paradigms should be between human drivers and the automation remains ...
  • Boussemart, Y.; Cummings, M.L.; Las Fargeas, J.; Roy, N. (Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, 2011)
    In this paper, we model operator states using hidden Markov models applied to human supervisory control behaviors. More specifically, we model the behavior of an operator of multiple heterogeneous unmanned vehicle systems. ...
  • Cummings, M.L.; Buchin, M.; Carrigan, G.; Donmez, B. (International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 2010)
    The risk of maritime collisions and groundings has dramatically increased in the past five years despite technological advancements such as GPS-based navigation tools and electronic charts which may add to, instead of ...
  • Gao, F.; Cummings, M. L.; Bertuccelli, L. F. (ACM/IEEE, 2012)
    Simultaneously controlling increasing numbers of robots requires multiple operators working together as a team. Helping operators allocate attention among different robots and determining how to construct the human-robot ...
  • Crandall, J. W.; Nehme, C. E.; Cummings, M. L. (MIT Humans and Automation Laboratory, 2006)
    In the following sections, each of the primary missions are decomposed into mission planning, management, and replanning segments in order to identify what the primary functions a human operator will need to perform. The ...
  • Spinetta, L.; Cummings, M.L. (Armed Forces Journal, 2012-11)
    This month's cover article challenges Air Force leader on the subject of unmanned aerial vehicles. Lt. Col. Lawrence Spinetta and Missy Cummings see disaster, or at least a long-term slide into irrelevance, in recent ...
  • Gao, F.; Cummings, M. L. (Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2012-10)
    With the increasing need for teams of operators in controlling multiple robots, it is important to understand how to construct the team and support team processes. While running experiments can be time consuming and ...
  • Mkrtchyan, A. A.; Macbeth, J. C.; Solovey, E. T.; Ryan, J. C.; Cummings, M. L. (HFES, 2012-10)
    A low task load, long duration experiment was conducted to evaluate the impact of cyclical attention switching strategies on operator performance in supervisory domains. The impetus for such a study stems from the lack ...
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