Situation Awareness-Based Agent Transparency

Report No. ARL-TR-6905
Authors: Jessie Y. C. Chen; Katelyn Procci; Michael Boyce; Julia Wright; Andre Garcia; Michael Barnes
Date/Pages: April 2014; 36 pages
Abstract: We have provided a model and framework as a foundation for transparent interfaces via our Situation Awarenes-based Agent Transparency (SAT) model. In this report we discuss the implications of agent transparency for operator trust and workload; we also review potential user interface designs (information visualization and displaying uncertainty information) to support agent transparency. Finally, we provide examples of transparent interface design efforts currently ongoing at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Human Research and Engineering Directorate under the Autonomy Research Pilot Initiative.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: April 1, 2014