Responsive Multimodal Human-Automation Communication for Augmenting Human Situation Awareness in Nominal and Off-Scenarios

This task is part of the Human Capabilities Assessments for Autonomous Missions (HCAAM) Virtual NASA Specialized Center of Research (VNSCOR) deliverable. The objective of this research is to provide recommendations for augmenting astronaut situation awareness (SA) and task performance through multimodal displays and communication pathways based on empirical evidence.

  • Aim 1: Integrate and extend existing capabilities at JPL and MIT into a testbed for examining information communication between human-autonomy teams.
  • Aim 2: Evaluate SA, trust, and task performance within a ground-based study with selected communication modalities and information displays.
  • Aim 3: (Option) Perform follow-up studies for additional parameters of interest. Option is communication timing and persistence of response within this ‘call-and-response’ framework to provide guidance on level of feedback required for maintaining procedures and performance.
  • Aim 4: (Option) Extend the ground-based study to a flight demonstration aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

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May 26, 2021