Demonstration of the "work Models that Compute" Simulation Framework for Objective Function Allocation

Martijn Ijtsma, Lanssie M. Ma, Karen M. Feigh, Amy R. Pritchett

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Abstract

This document describes a demonstration of the computational simulation framework Work Models that Compute (WMC). WMC is a framework for the objective evaluation of function allocation between humans and robots. The WMC framework has been used to study the impact of function allocation on both the air traffic management and spacecraft operations work domains. Recent advances include modeling of human-robot control modes, locomotion, failures and physical resources. We propose a demonstration of WMC showcasing how WMC can provide useful, objective and quantitative insight in the trade-offs associated with function allocation. In the demonstration, we will analyze function allocation for an on-orbit maintenance scenario. We will first show how minor changes to a function allocations can have major effects on the emergent work patterns that result from the simulation framework. Second, we will demonstrate an analysis of 10-15 possible function allocations (defined in advance) and cross-compare their characteristics based on measures such as the idle time, taskload for each agent, information transfer require-ments, physical resources exchanges and others. This will show the framework's capability to rapidly explore the function allocation trade-space and allow the designer to make more informed trade-offs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018
PublisherHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages321-324
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781510889538
StatePublished - 2018
Event62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Oct 1 2018Oct 5 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Conference

Conference62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period10/1/1810/5/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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