Accession Number : ADA118419

Title :   The Use of Machine Aids in Dynamic Multi-Task Environments: A Comparison of an Optimal Model to Human Behavior.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Feb 82-31 Jan 83,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE MAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Wood,William T

PDF Url : ADA118419

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 121

Abstract : Due to developments in the fields of computer and microprocessor technology, more and more tasks that previously only could be done by humans can now be assigned to machines. This study explores cases where such smart machines act as aids to human operators in dynamic multi-task systems. The operator must act as a supervisor and assign these machine aids to tasks he discovers. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Man machine systems, *Man computer interface, *Performance(Human), *Decision theory, Computers, Microprocessors, Artificial intelligence, Operators(Personnel), Decision making, Work, Manual operation, Control, Jobs, Supervisors, Productivity, Costs, Performance(Engineering), Optimization, Mathematical models, Queueing theory, Experimental design

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Computer Hardware
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE