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Humans and Automation: System Design and Research Issues

ISBN: 978-0-471-23428-9
280 pages
July 2002
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Human factors, also known as human engineering or human factors engineering, is the application of behavioral and biological sciences to the design of machines and human-machine systems. Automation refers to the mechanization and integration of the sensing of environmental variables, data processing and decision making and mechanical action. This book deals with all the issues involved in human-automation systems from design to control and performance of both humans and machines.
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Table of Contents

Preface.

PART I: BACKGROUND.

Introduction.

Human Interaction with Automation in Various Contexts.

PART II: DESIGN OF HUMAN-AUTOMATION SYSTEMS.

The Analysis and Design Process.

Human Performance in Relation to Automation.

Displays and Decision Aids.

Supervisory Control.

Simulation, Testing, and Evaluation.

PART III: GENERIC RESEARCH ISSUES.

Technical Issues of Humans and Automation.

Social Issues of Humans and Automation.

System Management and Education.

Appendix A: Elements of the Most Important Normative Models.

Appendix B: Sample Problems and Solutions on Normative Models.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index.
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Reviews

"....this important work that can be read with profit by anyone involved in the design of interactive systems. Most such readers will want to keep it handy for future reference". (Robotica, Vol.21, 2003)

"...manages to compress three decades of research into a very compact space without losing too much of the complexity..." (Ergonomics Abstracts, Vol 35(2), 2003)

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