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    • The Impact of Heterogeneity on Operator Performance in Future Unmanned Vehicle Systems 

      Nehme, C. E.; Meckeci, B.; Crandall, J. W.; Cummings, M.L. (2008)
      Recent studies have shown that with appropriate operator decision support and with sufficient automation, inverting the multiple operators to single-unmanned vehicle control paradigm is possible. These studies, however, ...
    • ,The Impact of Human-Automation Collaboration in Decentralized Multiple Unmanned Vehicle Control 

      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 ...
    • The Impact of Intelligent Aiding for Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Schedule Management 

      Cummings, M. L.; Brzezinski, A. S.; Lee, J. D. (IEEE Intelligent Systems, 2007)
      There is increasing interest in designing systems such that the current many-to-one ratio of operators to unmanned vehicles (UVs) can be inverted. Instead of lower-level tasks performed by today’s UV teams, the sole operator ...
    • The Impact of Multi-layered Data-blocks on Controller Performance 

      Cummings, M.L.; Tsonis, C.; Rader, A. (Air Traffic Control Quarterly, 2008)
      As a consequence of the push to increase National Airspace System capacity, air traffic control displays will not only have to show the increasing number of aircraft, but also all the associated data such as airspeed and ...
    • Information Requirements for MCM and ISR Missions : PUMA Phase II 

      Cummings, M. L.; Massie, A. E.; Nehme, C. E. (MIT Humans and Automation Laboratory, 2007)
      This document contains display requirements for Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) control station displays to be used by unmanned vehicle units in support of heterogeneous unmanned vehicle missions (such as Special Operations ...
    • Integrating Automobile Multiple Intelligent Warning Systems : Performance and Policy Implications 

      Ho, Angela Wei Ling (MIT Humans and Automation Laboratory, 2006)
      Intelligent driver warning systems can be found in many high-end vehicles on the road today, which will likely rapidly increase as they become standard equipment. However, introducing multiple warning systems into vehicles ...
    • Integrating Multiple Alarms & Driver Situation Awareness 

      Cummings, M. L.; Wang, Enlie; Ho, Angela W. L. (MIT Humans and Automation Laboratory, 2006)
      This study addresses this gap in CAS and intelligent alarm research by examining whether or not a single master alarm warning versus multiple warnings for the different collision warning systems conveys adequate information ...
    • Interface Design for Unmanned Vehicle Supervision through Hybrid Cognitive Task Analysis 

      Macbeth, J. C.; Cummings, M. L.; Bertuccelli, L. F.; Surana, A. (HFES, 2012-10)
      While there is currently significant interest in developing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) that can be supervised by a single operator, the majority of these systems focus on Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) ...
    • Investigating the Efficacy of Network Visualizations for Intelligence Tasks 

      Berardi, C.; Solovey, E. T.; Cummings, M. L. (Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI), 2013-06)
      There is an increasing requirement for advanced analytical methodologies to help military intelligence analysts cope with the growing amount of data they are saturated with on a daily basis. Specifically, within the context ...
    • Mitigation of Human Supervisory Control Wait Times through Automation Strategies 

      Mitchell, P. J.; Cummings, M. L.; Sheridan, T. B. (MIT Humans and Automation Laboratory, 2005)
      The application of network centric operations principles to human supervisory control (HSC) domains means that humans are increasingly being asked to manage multiple simultaneous HSC processes. However, increases in the ...
    • Mixed-Initiative Strategies for Real-time Scheduling of Multiple Unmanned Vehicles 

      Clare, A. S.; Macbeth, J. C,; Cummings, M. L. (American Control Conference, 2012)
      Advances in autonomy have made it possible to invert the typical operator-to-unmanned vehicle ratio so that a single operator can now control multiple heterogeneous Unmanned Vehicles (UVs). Real-time scheduling and task ...
    • A Model-Based Measure to Assess Operator Adherence to Procedure 

      Stimpson, A. J.; Buinhas, L. S.; Bezek, S.; Boussemart, Y.; Cummings, M. L. (HFES, 2012-10)
      Procedures play an important role in domains where humans interact with critical, complex systems. In such environments, the operator’s ability to correctly follow a given set of procedures can directly impact system safety. ...
    • Modeling teamwork of multi-human multi-agent teams 

      Gao, F. (2013-06)
      Teamwork is important when humans work together with automated agents to perform tasks requiring monitoring, coordination, and complex decision making. While human-agent teams can bring many benefits such as higher ...
    • Modeling the Impact of Operator Trust on Performance in Multiple Robot Control, 

      Gao, F.; Clare, A. S.; Macbeth, J. C.; Cummings, M. L. (AAAI, 2013-03)
      We developed a system dynamics model to simulate the impact of operator trust on performance in multiple robot control. Analysis of a simulated urban search and rescue experiment showed that operators decided to manually ...
    • Modeling Workload Impact in Multiple Unmanned Vehicle Supervisory Control 

      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 ...
    • Modified Cooper Harper Scales for Assessing Unmanned Vehicle Displays 

      Graham, Hudson; Cummings, M. L.; Donmez, Birsen; Brzezinski, A. S. (MIT Humans and Automation Laboratory, 2008)
      In unmanned vehicle (UV) operations, displays are often the only information link between operators and vehicles. It is essential these displays present information clearly and efficiently so that operators can interact ...
    • Multiple Alarms and Driving Situational Awareness 

      Ho, Angela W. L.; Cummings, Mary L. (MIT Humans and Automation Laboratory, 2005)
      There is increasing interest in actively mitigating safety in vehicles beyond that of improving crash worthiness. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are more than 40,000 ...
    • The Need for Command and Control Instant Message Adaptive Interfaces: Lessons Learned from Tactical Tomahawk Human-in-the-Loop Simulations 

      Cummings, M. L. (CyberPsychology and Behavior, 2004)
      In the recent development of a human-in-the-loop simulation test bed designed to examine human performance issues for supervisory control of the Navy’s new Tactical Tomahawk missile, measurements of operator situation ...
    • One Work Analysis, Two Domains: A Display Information Requirements Case Study 

      Cummings, M. L.; Tappan, J.; Mikkelsen, C. (HFES, 2012)
      d observations, among other techniques. Given the time and resources required, we examine how to generalize a work domain analysis technique, namely the hybrid Cognitive Task Analysis (hCTA) method across two domains in ...
    • Operator Choice Modeling for UAV Visual Search Tasks 

      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 ...