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Human Performance in Automated and Autonomous Systems

Emerging Issues and Practical Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Mustapha Mouloua, Peter A. Hancock

CRC Press

352 pages | 60 B/W Illus.

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Human Performance in Automated and Autonomous Systems: Emerging Issues and Practical Perspectives covers a wide array of applied topics of practical significance. Our first volume in this series examined various theories and methods regarding core areas of automation technology. This second volume is devoted to the examination of emerging practical issues related to automated and autonomous systems. The topics included here cover a wide variety of human-machine systems ranging from medical technologies and process control, to self-driving vehicles. The systems further range from drones to automated mines, to widespread application of automation in robotics, in education, in health care, in entertainment, and cyber security.

The present contents highlight the significance of these emerging technologies that determine the course of our daily lives. This book also depicts the boundaries that separate humans from machine as we continue to become ever more immersed in and symbiotic with these fast-emerging technologies. Here, we recognize the need for a human-centered approach to design; a carefully crafted automated technology that places the "human user" in the center of any design process. To this end, the present volume applies scientific theory directly to real world applications where automation and autonomous technology is implemented.

This book highlights human factors and engineering issues across real-world applications, concerning emerging issues and practical perspectives on human performance in automated and autonomous systems. It covers cross-domain principles and implementation. It also shows how context drives automation and autonomy decisions in both design and operations.


  • Combines both scientific theories and real-world applications where automated technologies are implemented
  • Demonstrates how context drives decisions on automation and autonomy in design and in operations
  • Disseminates new understanding as to how automation is now transitioning to autonomy
  • Includes in-depth, expert reviews of context-related developments
  • Shows how cross-domain principles operate in the general thrust as to how automation and autonomy implementations
  • Provides explicit bench-mark comparisons across a quarter of a century of progress to help identify future prognostications and the constraints that impinge upon these lines of progress

Table of Contents

Part I: Human-Automation Interaction in Aviation Systems. 1. A Paradox of Automation for Safety in Highly Automated Vehicles. 2. The Role of Automation in General Aviation Pilots’ Performance in Meteorological Situations. Part II: Design Principles and Guidelines for Autonomous Driving Cars. 3. Automation in Automobiles. 4. Facilitating Attention Management in Highly Autonomous Driving. 5. Automated Driving System HMI Design and Evaluation. 6. Assessment of Stress and Fatigue in Autonomous Driving. Part III: Automation in Health Care Systems. 7. Automation Issues in Medical Systems. 8. Team Performance in Medical Systems. 9. The Impact of Technology on Patient Safety in Healthcare. Part IV: Automation and Team Performance in Operational Environments. 10. Human-Autonomy Teaming in Aviation. 11. Synthetic Task Environments for Evaluating Human-Autonomy Teams. 12. Team Performance in Automated Systems. 13. Research Considerations for Studying Automation in Military Settings. 14. Human-Robot Interactions in Operational Environments. 15. Organizational and Safety Factors in Automated Systems. Part V:Homeland Security and Cyber Security. 16. Hacking the Human: The Prevalence Paradox in Cybersecurity. 17. Toward Robust Models of Trust and Situation Awareness in Cyber Security. 18. The Role of Human Factors/Ergonomics in the Science of Cyber Security.

About the Editors

Dr. Mouloua is Professor of Psychology and former Director of the Human Factors and Cognitive Psychology doctoral program at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. He received his PhD (1992) and M.A. (1986) degrees in Applied/Experimental Psychology from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. During his tenure at UCF, Dr. Mouloua several teaching and administrative positions (Senior scientist at the Center for Applied Human Factors in Aviation (1994-1998), Assistant Professor (1994-1999), Associate Professor (1999-2005), Professor (2006-Present), Associate Director and Senior Scientist of CAHFA (1998-2001), and Director and Chief Scientist of CAHFA(2001-2013). Dr. Mouloua is the editor of several books including Human Performance in Automated Systems: Current Research and Trends (1994, Erlbaum Press), Human-Automation Interaction: Research and Practice (1997, Erlbaum Press), Automation and Human Performance: Theory and Applications (1996, Erlbaum Press), Automation Technology and Human Performance: Current Research and Trends (1999, Erlbaum), Human Factors in Simulation and Training (2009, Taylor & Francis Group), Automation and human performance: Theory, research, and practice (2004, Volumes I & II; Lawrence Erlbaum Associates), and Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Symposium on Computer Human Interaction for Management of Information Technology (ACM, CHIMIT, 2008).

P.A. Hancock is Provost Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Institute for Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and is the author of over nine hundred refereed scientific articles. He has written and edited more than twenty-five books including Human Performance and Ergonomics (1999), Stress, Workload, and Fatigue (2001) and Performance under Stress (2008). He is a Fellow and past President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the Society of Engineering Psychologists as well as being a former Chair of the Board of the Society for Human Performance in Extreme Environments.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety