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    • Shadow TUAV Single Operator Consolidation : Display Assessment 

      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 ...
    • Shared Authority Concerns in Automated Driving Applications 

      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 ...
    • Supervised vs. Unsupervised Learning for Operator State Modeling in Unmanned Vehicle Settings 

      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. ...
    • Supporting Intelligent and Trustworthy Maritime Path Planning Decisions 

      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 ...
    • Teamwork in controlling multiple robots 

      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 ...
    • A UAV Mission Hierarchy 

      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 ...
    • Unloved Aerial Vehicles: Gutting its UAV plan, the Air Force sets a course for irrelevance 

      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 ...
    • Using Discrete Event Simulation to Model Multi-Robot Multi-Operator Teamwork 

      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 ...
    • Using Variable-Rate Alerting to Counter Boredom in Human Supervisory Control 

      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 ...