The HAL Reports are published by the MIT Humans and Automation Laboratory (HAL). The Lab's research focuses on the multifaceted interactions of human and computer decision-making in complex sociotechnical systems. With the explosion of automated technology, the need for humans as supervisors of complex automatic control systems has replaced the need for humans in direct manual control. For more information, please visit (opens a new tab or window).

Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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