Operator aid-switching in a case of redundant automation with single-aid failure

Joshua Sandry, Jeremy Schwark, Gayle Hunt, Kasha Geels, Stephen Rice

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Abstract

Research exploring factors that affect an operator's use of automated systems has gained a great deal of attention over the years; however, it is only recently that an operator's simultaneous use of multiple automated aids has been investigated. The current study employed a target search task to examine how individuals utilize two automated aids when one of the aids fails and begins to decrease in reliability. More specifically, we were interested in investigating whether people would be able to switch from utilizing the failing aid (originally highly reliable) to the other aid (originally less reliable) when the failing aid became less reliable than the other aid. The results show that participants were able to consistently use the more reliable aid, even if this meant switching from one aid to the other. Practical implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 55th Annual Meeting, HFES 2011
Pages1427-1431
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Nov 2011
Event55th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2011 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 19 Sep 201123 Sep 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other55th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2011
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period19/09/1123/09/11

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Sandry, J., Schwark, J., Hunt, G., Geels, K., & Rice, S. (2011). Operator aid-switching in a case of redundant automation with single-aid failure. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 55th Annual Meeting, HFES 2011 (pp. 1427-1431). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society). https://doi.org/10.1177/1071181311551297