Innovative systems for Human Supervisory Control of Unmanned Vehicles

Conference Paper

The development of Unmanned Vehicles (UVs) with increasing autonomy has enabled a transition from teleoperation to Human Supervisory Control (HSC). In this demonstration, participants can test three innovative operator interfaces for HSC of UVs. The first system allows users to control a Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) via a hand-held device, such as an iPhone®, through high-level waypoint commands and fine-grained nudge controls. The second system enables a single operator to collaborate with an automated planner to control multiple heterogeneous UVs from a laptop-sized display for searching for, tracking and engaging moving ground targets. The third system is designed to aid in planning on naval aircraft carrier decks, serving as a decision support tool for a supervisor overseeing and scheduling the activity of people, vehicles and unmanned vehicles working in this complex and uncertain environment. Copyright 2012 by Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Clare, AS; Ryan, JC; Jackson, KF; Cummings, ML

Published Date

  • December 1, 2012

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 531 - 535

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1071-1813

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780945289418

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1071181312561110

Citation Source

  • Scopus