Thrusts

DEMONSTRATION THRUST

Individualizing Crew Station Technologies

Crewstation This thrust focuses on crew station technologies that will enable Soldiers to integrate with future complex systems with great effectiveness across a wide range of missions. The effort focuses specifically on technologies that can adapt human-system interactions to individual operators and the dynamic states of those operators. The adaptations are aimed at optimizing emergent human-system performance across Soldiers, intelligent agents embedded within the systems, and physical autonomous systems.

Currently, there are two major projects in this thrust:

2SC Two-Soldier Crew
BCIT Brain Computer Interaction Technology

RESEARCH THRUST

Estimating and Predicting Human States and Behavior

Augmented Reality This research thrust is focused on developing a comprehensive understanding of human states and behaviors in the real world. This effort is centered on observing, characterizing, and ultimately predicting human states and behaviors in natural settings where significant differences from laboratory based experimentation are expected. In this thrust, we aim to develop new theories that can capture and predict novel dynamics encountered in real world environments and systems of tools to acquire, analyse, and form usable interpretations and predictions about humans under real world conditions. We expect this research to lead to tools that provide usable information and the understanding of how and when to use different types of information.

The two current major projects in this thrust include:

THVP The Human Variability Project
RWN Real World Neuroimaging

RESEARCH THRUST

ModelControlling Mutually Adaptive Systems

This thrust focuses on the long term human sciences research challenges underlying the integration of human and intelligent systems in dynamic applications. The effort focuses on investigating the factors involved mutual adaptation, i.e., when humans and intelligent agents both adapt to the outputs of the other over multiple time scales. The initial focus seeks to understand and model human adaptation to technology, the environment, and other humans. Our long term goals are to enhance overall performance of heterogeneous multi-agent, human-system teams by increasing their capabilities to respond to changing environments and to each other.

Currently, there is one major project in this thrust:

CybN Cybernetics