Human-machine collaboration for long duration missions: Crew assistant concept
TNO Technische Menskunde
Olmedo Soler, A.
Pikaar, R.N. (editor)
Koningsveld, E.A.P. (editor)
Settels, P.J.M. (editor)
In the space domain, the plans for manned missions to the Moon and Mars set substantial challenges for developing crew support. For such long-duration missions, there is a need for a Mission Execution Crew Assistant (MECA) that supports (groups of) humans and machines to act in a distributed, autonomous but cooperative way. The objective of MECA is to empower the cognitive capacities of human-machine teams during planetary exploration missions in order to cope autonomously with unexpected, complex and potentially hazardous situations. This project applies a cognitive engineering method, which addresses both human factors and technological aspects with their mutual dependencies, to specify a general support concept, derive the requirements and develop a first prototype. It provided a general concept of distributed personal ePartners in a ubiquitous computing environment, a first set of user requirements (incl. scenarios and use cases), and a simulation-based evaluation approach for prototypes of future support systems in high-demand situations.
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