Research Mentor(s): Paul Green, Research Professor
Research Mentor School/College/Department: University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute,
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 4 (2pm-2:50pm)
Breakout Room: Room 16
The topic of this research is driver user interfaces for autonomous Army vehicles and the associated workload, usability, and other related factors. The Army has done experiments on autonomous and tele-operational vehicles and their interfaces for the last 20 years, without any overarching studies to display the results across all of the experiments. The question this project is answering is: what are the important trends and general direction of this Army work on autonomous and tele-operational vehicles over the last 20 years? The purpose of the project is to go through 2 decades of Army literature and experiment reports and write literature reviews to summarize them. After finishing the literature reviews the important information will be condensed into tables to create a method to compare and contrast the findings of each report in a way that has not been done yet. This research is being done by reading Army Reports and writing literature reviews to summarize the important information. These reviews will be analyzed by creating summary tables encompassing all of the findings from the reports that have been read so that similarities, differences, and trends can be identified. The information is still being condensed into summary tables and are not yet ready to identify conclusions and trends. However, when conclusions are found, they will likely identify trends in soldier preferences, where the army should go next, and what systems are more and less successful, and how that can influence future decisions.