Pazouki, K and Forbes, N and Norman, RA and Woodward, MD, Investigation on the impact of human-automation interaction in maritime operations, Ocean Engineering: An International Journal of Research and Development, 153, (2018) pp. 297-304. ISSN 0029-8018 (2018) [Refereed Article]
The level of automation around the world has grown significantly over the past few decades, and continues to do so. There are many reasons behind this trend, such as safety and potential economic benefits. However, when automation fails or behaves unexpectedly, the impact on the human operator can be severe. In a safety critical operation, such as on the bridge of a ship, the consequences could be catastrophic.
The research presented in this paper aims to improve understanding in this important area of study for the maritime industry. An experiment was conducted to assess the awareness of deck officer cadets in the recognition of a developing emergency situation due to failure of the autopilot. Using the results from this experiment and experiences from the aviation industry, the paper provides a potential strategy to improve automation monitoring and accuracy of situation awareness. This has led to the identification of opportunities to improve human-machine interaction.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||automation limitations, human factors, marine technology, maritime operations|
|Research Group:||Maritime engineering|
|Research Field:||Naval architecture|
|Objective Group:||Water transport|
|Objective Field:||Water transport not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Woodward, MD (Associate Professor Michael Woodward)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||26|
|Deposited By:||NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|
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