Supporting intelligent and trustworthy maritime path planning decisions
The risk of maritime collisions and groundings has dramatically increased in the past five years despite technological advancements such as GPS-based navigation tools and electronic charts, which may add to, instead of reduce, workload. We propose that an automated path planning tool for littoral navigation can reduce workload and improve the overall system efficiency, particularly under time pressure. To this end, a maritime automated path planner (MAPP) was developed, incorporating information requirements developed from a cognitive task analysis, with special emphasis on designing for trust. Human-in-the-loop experimental results showed that MAPP was successful in reducing the time required to generate an optimized path, as well as reducing path lengths. The results also showed that while users gave the tool high acceptance ratings, they rated the MAPP as average for trust, which we propose is the appropriate level of trust for such a system. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Cummings, ML; Buchin, M; Carrigan, G; Donmez, B
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