Humans and Automation. System Design and Research Issues. Wiley Series in Systems Engineering and Management

  • ID: 2182469
  • Book
  • 280 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Human factors, also known as human engineering or human factors engineering, is the application of behavioral and biological sciences to the design of machines and human–machine systems. Automation refers to the mechanization and integration of the sensing of environmental variables, data processing and decision making and mechanical action. This book deals with all the issues involved in human–automation systems from design to control and performance of both humans and machines.
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Preface.

PART I: BACKGROUND.

Introduction.

Human Interaction with Automation in Various Contexts.

PART II: DESIGN OF HUMAN–AUTOMATION SYSTEMS.

The Analysis and Design Process.

Human Performance in Relation to Automation.

Displays and Decision Aids.

Supervisory Control.

Simulation, Testing, and Evaluation.

PART III: GENERIC RESEARCH ISSUES.

Technical Issues of Humans and Automation.

Social Issues of Humans and Automation.

System Management and Education.

Appendix A: Elements of the Most Important Normative Models.

Appendix B: Sample Problems and Solutions on Normative Models.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index.
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Thomas B. Sheridan
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