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  • 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 ...
  • Cummings, M.L.; Mastracchio, C.; Thornburg, K.M.; Mkrtchyan, A. (Interacting with Computers, 2013)
    Operators currently controlling Unmanned Aerial Vehicles report significant boredom, and such systems will likely become more automated in the future. Similar problems are found in process control, commercial aviation, and ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Bertuccelli, L.F.; Cummings, M.L. (IEEE Transactions, 2012-09)
    Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) provide unprecedented access to imagery of possible ground targets of interest in real time. The availability of this imagery is expected to increase with envisaged future missions of one ...
  • Cummings, M.L.; How, J.; Whitten, A.; Toupet, O. (Proceedings of the IEEE, 2012)
    For future systems that require one or a small team of operators to supervise a network of automated agents, automated planners are critical since they are faster than humans for path planning and resource allocation in ...
  • Cummings, M.L.; Jackson, K.; Quimby, P.; Pitman, D. (International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, 2012)
    With recent regulatory efforts to reduce restrictions placed on the operation of Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) in the United States, it is likely that in the next few years, these vehicles will become commonplace in the ...
  • Clare, A.S.; Maere, P.C.P.; Cummings, M.L. (Intelligent Decision Technologies, 2012)
    Future unmanned vehicles systems will invert the operator-to-vehicle ratio so that one operator controls a decentralized network of heterogeneous unmanned vehicles. This study examines the impact of allowing an operator ...
  • Pitman, D.; Cummings, M.L. (Advances in Human-Computer Interaction, 2012)
    In order to collaboratively explore an environment with a Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV), an operator needs a mobile interface, which can support the operator’s divided attention. To this end, we developed the Micro Aerial ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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.; Marquez, J.J.; Roy, N. (International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 2011)
    Path planning is a problem encountered in multiple domains, including unmanned vehicle control, air traffic control, and future exploration missions to the Moon and Mars. Due to the voluminous and complex nature of the ...
  • Donmez, B.D.; Nehme, C.; Cummings, M.L. (IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part A Systems and Humans, 2010)
    Discrete event simulations for futuristic unmanned vehicle (UV) systems enable a cost and time effective methodology for evaluating various autonomy and human automation design parameters. Operator mental workload is an ...
  • Cummings, M.L.; Bruni, S. (International Journal of Intelligent Decision Technologies, 2010)
    In resource allocation problems for systems with moving planning horizons and significant uncertainty, typical of supervisory control environments, it is critical that some balance of human-automation collaboration be ...
  • 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.; 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 ...
  • Cummings, M.l; Brezezinski, A. (International Journal of Applied Decision Science, 2010)
    As unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) become increasingly autonomous, time-critical and complex single-operator systems will require advance prediction and mitigation of schedule conflicts. However, actions that mitigate a ...
  • Cunio, Phillip M.; Cummings, M. L. (MIT Humans and Automation Laboratory, 2009)
    This technical report describes the concept and development of SITHE, the Systems Integration Tool for HSI Evaluation. SITHE is a framework for selecting tools to be used in evaluating complex technical systems in terms ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cummings, M. L.; Donmez, B.; Graham, H. D. (MIT Humans and Automation Laboratory, 2008)
    Objectives: A pilot study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of continuous haptic peripheral displays in supporting multiple UAV supervisory control. Background: Previous research shows that continuous ...
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