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Kruijff, G.J.M. (author), Kruijff-Korbayová, I. (author), Keshavdas, S. (author), Larochelle, B. (author), Janíček, M. (author), Colas, F. (author), Liu, M. (author), Pomerleau, F. (author), Siegwart, R. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Looije, R. (author), Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), Mioch, T. (author), van Diggelen, J. (author), Pirri, F. (author), Gianni, M. (author), Ferri, F. (author), Menna, M. (author), Worst, R. (author), Linder, T. (author), Tretyakov, V. (author), Surmann, H. (author), Svoboda, T. (author), Reinštein, M. (author), Zimmermann, K. (author), Petříček, T. (author), Hlaváč, V. (author)
This paper describes our experience in designing, developing and deploying systems for supporting human-robot teams during disaster response. It is based on R&D performed in the EU-funded project NIFTi. NIFTi aimed at building intelligent, collaborative robots that could work together with humans in exploring a disaster site, to make a...
article 2014
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Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), te Brake, G.M. (author), Buurman, T.M. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), van Oostendorp, H. (author)
For surveillance and rescue operations, human navigation and situation awareness should be well-supported. However, proper testing of new and innovative mobile support is hard for such operations. Evaluations in field settings are expensive, difficult to control, potentially dangerous, and may sometimes be impossible to execute. Using a virtual...
article 2011
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Cohen, I. (author), den Braber, N. (author), Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), van Diggelen, J. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
In high-risk domains such as human space flight, cognitive performances can be negatively affected by emotional responses to events and conditions in their working environment (e.g., isolation and health incidents). The COgnitive Performance and Error (COPE) model distinguishes effects of work content on cognitive task load and emotional state,...
article 2016
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Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), van Diggelen, J. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Bradshaw, J.M. (author), Jonker, C.M. (author), de Rijk, L.J.V. (author), Senster, P.A.M. (author), ten Thije, O. (author), Sierhuis, M. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
Running computer simulations of work practices early on lets researchers test humanagent teams in dangerous, complex environments by incrementally increasing fidelity, adding realistic features, and incorporating human participants.
article 2010
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Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), Abbing, M.S. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Lindenberg, J. (author), van Oostendorp, H. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
The Mission Execution Crew Assistant (MECA) is developing a distributed system of electronic partners (ePartners) to support astronauts performing nominal and off- nominal actions in long duration missions. The ePartners' support should adequately deal with the dynamics of the context, operations, team and personal conditions, which will change...
article 2010
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Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), te Brake, G.M. (author), Lindenberg, J. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
In the near future, first responders may become equipped with mobile devices providing navigation, decision and communication support. Because of the complex and chaotic circumstances in which these devices will be used, the devices should support the creation and maintenance of adequate situation awareness. Extensive testing of such devices for...
conference paper 2007
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Schouten, D.G.M. (author), Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), Driessen, M. (author), Fuhri, K. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Cremers, A.H.M. (author)
People of low literacy experience difficulties while participating in society. Learning support software could help alleviate these difficulties. However, there is currently no overview of theoretically and empirically sound requirements for this kind of support. This paper uses the situated cognitive engineering method to create a requirements...
conference paper 2016
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Breebaart, L. (author), Bos, A. (author), Grant, T. (author), Neerincx, M. (author), Smets, N. (author), Lindenberg, J. (author), Soler, A.O. (author), Brauer, U. (author), Wolff, M. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
This article describes the authors' experiences with a pragmatic, ontology-based approach to data portability and knowledge sharing, as used in the first Mission Execution Crew Assistant (MECA) Proof-of-concept demonstrator software. © 2009 IEEE.
conference paper 2009
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Båberg, F. (author), Caccamo, S. (author), Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Ögren, P. (author)
Concurrent telecontrol of the chassis and camera of an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) is a demanding task for Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams. The standard way of controlling UGVs is called Tank Control (TC), but there is reason to believe that Free Look Control (FLC), a control mode used in games, could reduce this load substantially by...
conference paper 2016
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Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), Cohen, I. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author), Diggelen, J. (author)
We evaluated Mission Execution Crew Assistant's (MECA) crew support methods during the MARS-500 experiment (520 days). MARS-500 provided a unique test platform, because of its setting, where a small crew is isolated for a long duration simulating a manned Mars mission. Thus more prolonged or repeated usage of MECA could be tested. The evaluation...
conference paper 2012
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Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), te Brake, G.M. (author), Lindenberg, J. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
Mobile information systems aid first responders in their tasks. Support is often based on mobile maps. People have different preferences for map orientations (heading-up or north-up), but map orientations also have different advantages and disadvantages. In general north-up maps are good for building up situation awareness and heading-up maps...
conference paper 2008
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Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Looije, R. (author)
conference paper 2012
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Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Jonker, C.M. (author), Bberg, F. (author)
Situation Awareness (SA) during tele-operation in robot-assisted disaster management has a major impact on the effectiveness and efficiency. Data perceived by the human and robot agents should be processed and shared in such a way that these agents can understand and direct the other agent's behaviors. E.g., for safe and effective tele-operation...
conference paper 2017
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Neerincx, M.A. (author), de Greef, T. (author), Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), Sam, M.P. (author)
Shared Mental Models (SSM) are crucial for adequate coordination of activities and resource deployment in disaster responses. Both human and robot are actors in the construction of such models. Based on a situated Cognitive Engineering (sCE) methodology, we identified the needs, functions and evaluation paradigm for this model construction...
conference paper 2011
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Neerincx, M.A. (author), Lindenberg, J. (author), Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), Bos, A. (author), Breebaart, L. (author), Grant, T. (author), Olmedo-Soler, A. (author), Brauer, U. (author), Wolff, M. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author), DenV (author)
Manned long-duration missions to the Moon and Mars set high operational, human factors and technical demands for a distributed support system, which enhances human-machine teams' capabilities to cope autonomously with unexpected, complex and potentially hazardous situations. Based on a situated Cognitive Engineering (sCE) method, we specified a...
conference paper 2008
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van Diggelen, J. (author), Looije, R. (author), Mioch, T. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Smets, N.J.J.M. (author)
This paper presents a usage-centered evaluation method to assess the capabilities of a particular Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) for establishing the operational goals. The method includes a test battery consisting of basic tasks (e.g., slalom, funnel driving, object detection). Tests can be of different levels of abstraction, and be performed in...
conference paper 2012
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Kruijff, G.J.M. (author), Janíček, M. (author), Keshavdas, S. (author), Larochelle, B. (author), Zender, H. (author), Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), Mioch, T. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), van Diggelen, J. (author), Colas, F. (author), Liu, M. (author), Pomerleau, F. (author), Svoboda, T. (author), Petriček, T. (author), Pirri, F. (author), Giannni, M. (author), Papadakis, P. (author), Sinha, A. (author), Balmer, P. (author), Tomatis, N. (author), WOrst, R. (author), Linder, T. (author), Surmann, H. (author), Tretyakov, V. (author), Corrao, S. (author), Pratzler-Wanczura, S. (author), Sulk, M. (author)
The paper describes experience with applying a user-centric design methodology in developing systems for human-robot teaming in Urban Search & Rescue. A human-robot team consists of several robots (rovers/UGVs, microcopter/UAVs), several humans at an off-site command post (mission commander, UGV operators) and one on-site human (UAV operator)....
conference paper 2012
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Neerincx, M.A. (author), Lindenberg, J. (author), Smets, N. (author), Grant, T. (author), Bos, A. (author), Olmedo-Soler, A. (author), Brauer, U. (author), Wolff, M. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
For manned long-duration missions to the Moon and Mars, there is a need for a Mission Execution Crew Assistant (MECA) that empowers the cognitive capacities of human-machine teams during planetary exploration missions in order to cope autonomously with unexpected, complex and potentially hazardous situations. MECA requirements are being derived...
conference paper 2006
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Westera, M. (author), Boschloo, J. (author), van Diggelen, J. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Koelewijn, L.S. (author), Smets, N.J.J.M. (author)
Motivation – Complex design specifications must be partitioned in manageable pieces to be able to evaluate them in separate experiments. No methodology exists yet to deal with this task. Research approach – Practical experience in Situated Cognitive Engineering and the Mission Execution Crew Assistant is combined with a theoretical perspective...
conference paper 2010
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Mioch, T. (author), Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
Human-in-the-loop field tests of human-robot operations in high-demand situations provide serious constraints with respect to costs and control. A set of relatively simple unit tasks might be used to do part of the testing and to establish a benchmark for human-robot performance and situation awareness. For an urban search and rescue (tunnel...
conference paper 2012
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