Experimental Investigation of Calibration and Resolution in Human-Automation System Interaction

Akihiro MAEHIGASHI  Kazuhisa MIWA  Hitoshi TERAI  Kazuaki KOJIMA  Junya MORITA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E96-A   No.7   pp.1625-1636
Publication Date: 2013/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E96.A.1625
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: General Fundamentals and Boundaries
human-automation system interaction,  Misuse,  Disuse,  calibration,  resolution,  

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This study investigated the relationship between human use of automation and their sensitivity to changes in automation and manual performance. In the real world, automation and manual performance change dynamically with changes in the environment. However, a few studies investigated whether changes in automation or manual performance have more effect on whether users choose to use automation. We used two types of experimental tracking tasks in which the participants had to select whether to use automation or conduct manual operation while monitoring the variable performance of automation and manual operation. As a result, we found that there is a mutual relationship between human use of automation and their sensitivity to automation and manual performance changes. Also, users do not react equally to both automation and manual performance changes although they use automation adequately.