Accession Number : AD0671128

Title :   A CONCEPT OF THE ROLE OF MAN IN AUTOMATED SYSTEMS,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Melching,William H.

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A problem that has long plagued system designers and human factors engineers is that of allocation of functions between man and machine. This paper reports an attempt to isolate and identify factors pertinent to making allocation decisions. From an analysis of the functions and missions of several automated systems, six factors were shown to be highly relevant to allocation decisions. One factor, man's role in automated systems, emerged as a variable of particular interest. In addition, four classes of manual functions common to all automated systems were identified. It was determined that these classes, in turn, constituted a meaningful description of the role of man in today's automated systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING), (*HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *DECISION MAKING), SYMPOSIA, NATIONAL DEFENSE, ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, AUTOMATIC, COMPUTERS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, FAILURE, SELECTION

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE