Apr 2011

Paddy Nixon, Resilient Human-Computer Interaction: How far can you push autonomic?

Note: This seminar is organised by both SACHI and the Systems Group


Human-computer interaction (HCI) is being exploited in many application domains to carry out tasks that were previously thought impossible or life-threatening, e.g., remote operation of mining equipment, robot- assisted search and rescue operations, and military operations. Regardless of the sophistication of the technology, these systems are operated with varying levels of intervention and control by humans, so successful HRI requires solving both human factors challenges such as maintaining situation awareness, managing cognitive load and establishing trust and computational challenges such as executable models of situation awareness and intention recognition. This project is concerned only with the computational perspective and specifically with understanding how autonomous a system can be and still remain resilient to failure.