Methodological Approach for the Evaluation of an Adaptive and Assistive Human-Machine System

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The research paper will be presented at the 14th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE2018)

Abstract:

With the increasing complexity of modern industrial automatic and robotic systems, an increasing burden is put on the operators, who are requested to supervise and interact with such complex systems, typically under challenging andstressful conditions.

To overcome this issue, it is necessary to adopt a responsible approach based on the anthropocentric design methodology, such that machines adapt to the humans capabilities.

Moving along these lines, a methodological approach called MATE was introduced  which consists in devising complex automatic or robotic solutions that measure current operator’s status, adapting the interaction accordingly, and providing her/him with proper training to improve the interaction and learn lacking skills and expertise.

In this paper an evaluation and validation procedure to guarantee the achievement of the requirements of a MATE system is proposed.