Increasing autonomy transparency through capability communication in multiple heterogeneous UAV management

Chen, Ting, Campbell, Duncan, Gonzalez, Luis Felipe, & Coppin, Gilles (2015) Increasing autonomy transparency through capability communication in multiple heterogeneous UAV management. In IROS 2015: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: Gateway to the Era of Robots, 28 September - 2 October 2015, Congress Centre Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.


Interest in the area of collaborative Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in a Multi-Agent System is growing to compliment the strengths and weaknesses of the human-machine relationship. To achieve effective management of multiple heterogeneous UAVs, the status model of the agents must be communicated to each other. This paper presents the effects on operator Cognitive Workload (CW), Situation Awareness (SA), trust and performance by increasing the autonomy capability transparency through text-based communication of the UAVs to the human agents. The results revealed a reduction in CW, increase in SA, increase in the Competence, Predictability and Reliability dimensions of trust, and the operator performance.

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ID Code: 89030
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Autonomy Transparency, UAV Management, Capability Communication, Human Machine Interaction, Cognitive Performance, Multiple Heterogeneous UAV
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation
Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 13 Oct 2015 22:39
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2016 11:56

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