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Cooperative Human-Machine Fault Diagnosis
Author(s): Roger Remington; Everett Palmer
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Paper Abstract

Current expert system technology does not permit complete automatic fault diagnosis; significant levels of human intervention are still required. This requirement dictates a need for a division of labor that recognizes the strengths and weaknesses of both human and machine diagnostic skills. Relevant findings from the literature on human cognition are combined with the results of reviews of aircrew performance with highly automated systems to suggest how the interface of a fault diagnostic expert system can be designed to assist human operators in verifying machine diagnoses and guiding interactive fault diagnosis. It is argued that the needs of the human operator should play an important role in the design of the knowledge base.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0729, Space Station Automation II, (20 February 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.964881
Show Author Affiliations
Roger Remington, NASA-Ames Research Center (United States)
Everett Palmer, NASA-Ames Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0729:
Space Station Automation II
Wun C. Chiou, Editor(s)

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