Human Factors of UAVs
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HUMAN FACTORS OF UAVs
The term “unmanned” is misleading when used in the context of UAVs
(Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) as well as other remotely operated
vehicles. UAV operations involve many people ranging from those in
the UAV ground control station and Air Operations Center to those in
nearby manned aircraft. Analogies of UAV operations to manned flight
or air traffic control tasks misrepresent the complexity of UAV
operations. Trends toward reduced staffing of operations, increased
number of vehicles to control, and integration with other air
operations and combat functions are all associated with critical
human factors issues. By hosting the Human Factors of UAVs Workshop,
CERI has united the human factors research community with the UAV
operational community to identify the critical human factors
challenges associated with UAV operations. These workshops provide a
venue for disseminating peer-reviewed research results in this
growing area. CERI is also working with research partners to
understand the decision-making problems that UAV operators face and
to develop user interfaces to support such decisions.
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