Tele-operation training: The effect of exploration on driveability judgments

Miriam E. Armstrong, Keith S. Jones, Elizabeth A. Schmidlin

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Abstract

Successful tele-operation during Urban Search and Rescue requires tele-operators to make accurate driveability judgments, that is, judgments about whether they can drive a robot through an aperture. No research has yet examined which factors during training are responsible for improvements in driveability judgments. We hypothesized that a condition with exploration during training would lead to higher judgment accuracy than one without. For exploratory purposes, we also included a condition with exploration and feedback, which replicated the procedure of previous tele-operation studies. Participants made driveability judgments in 1 of 3 conditions, which varied participants' training: Exploration and Feedback, Exploration and No Feedback, and No Exploration and No Feedback. Accuracy in the Exploration and No Feedback condition was higher than in the No Exploration and No Feedback control, and was not different from accuracy in the Exploration and Feedback condition. The results imply that exploration may be necessary and sufficient for improving driveability judgments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages1676-1680
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780945289456
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event58th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2014Oct 31 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2014-January
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Conference

Conference58th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period10/27/1410/31/14

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    Armstrong, M. E., Jones, K. S., & Schmidlin, E. A. (2014). Tele-operation training: The effect of exploration on driveability judgments. In 2014 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014 (pp. 1676-1680). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 2014-January). Human Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931214581350