Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Anno Accademico 2009/10
Human supervisory control with Uav application (didattica di eccellenza)
Dottorato di ricerca in Ingegneria Aerospaziale - Torino
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Obiettivi dell'insegnamento
il corso sarą tenuto dal Dr. Luca BERTUCELLI, MIT, Depr of Aeronautics/Astronautics, USA.

The course will cover the fundamentals of human supervisory control applied to complex aerospace systems and will discuss some research methods and state-of-the-art in Human Supervisory Control in UAV cooperative control.

il corso, della durata di 20 ore, si terrą nel periodo settembre-ottobre 2010.
Human supervisory control (HSC) is the study of human supervision of complex control systems, ranging
from deconfliction of airspace in Air Traffic Control and high-level control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
(UAV) missions to nuclear plant oversight. While these sophisticated systems require the development of
advanced control methodologies for autonomous/semi-autonomous operation, humans will still be
required to oversee and supervise these challenging tasks. As a result, it is critical to consider human
aspects early on in the design process since ad-hoc consideration of human interaction can result in
increased operator workload and confusion, and can ultimately result in catastrophic events, such as
loss of vehicles or nuclear meltdowns. The study of HSC provides a methodology for both understanding
and exploiting human cognitive strengths and limitations in the design of these complex control system.

This short course will cover the fundamentals of human supervisory control applied to complex
aerospace systems, and will discuss some research methods and state of the art in HSC in UAV
cooperative control. It is expected that participants of the course will gain knowledge in modeling in HSC,
as well as insight into applying HSC principles to their projects. This course will consist of a total of 5, 2-hr
lectures. No formal prerequisites are required, and many example from academia will be provided.


Some of the topics covered include:

L1 Introduction to and motivation for Human Supervisory Control (HSC)
Monday 15 November, 10AM-12PM

' Function and Task Allocation
' Memory, Attention, and Vigilance
' Workload
L2 Information processing in HSC
Monday 15 November, 3PM-5PM

' Models of information processing
' Signal Detection Theory, m-ary hypothesis testing
' Drift diffusion models
L3 Decision-making in HSC
Tuesday 16 November, 10AM-12PM

' Judgement under uncertainty, risk
' Operator models using queueing theory
' Bandit problems
L4 Applications in UAV methods
Tuesday 16 November, 3PM-5PM

' Cooperative control, task assignment, path planning
L5 Case studies for UAV applications
Wednesday 17 November, 10AM-12PM

' Introduction to Cooperative Control in UAV applications
' Human-in-the-loop experiments for search problems in UAV applications
Statistiche superamento esami

Programma provvisorio per l'A.A.2009/10

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