Autonomy and automation reliability in human-robot interaction: A qualitative review

Ryan C. Johnson, Kristin N. Saboe, Matthew S. Prewett, Michael D. Coovert, Linda R. Elliott

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Abstract

The effectiveness and reliability of automation aids are critical topics in the area of human-robot interaction (HRI). As more tasks are subsumed by robots and autonomous systems, it is important to examine the relationships between these entities and their human operators. Research to date has covered various manipulations of autonomy, but this broad body of research is in need of focus and consistency. The current study presents a qualitative overview of research regarding levels and reliability of autonomy/control and the effects they have on important HRI-relevant outcome variables. Results indicate that autonomy and automation aids operate uniquely for different tasks, and that there are many complex factors that can affect not only performance but also usability, confidence, and safety. Unresolved issues in the field and challenges and opportunities for future research are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication53rd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2009, HFES 2009
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages1398-1402
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781615676231
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event53rd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2009, HFES 2009 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 19 2009Oct 23 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume3
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Conference

Conference53rd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2009, HFES 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period10/19/0910/23/09

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