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Cognitive agent that delivers human-centric advice about system design
Author(s): James L. Eilbert; Gwendolyn E. Campbell; Kevin Bracken
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Paper Abstract

The design of new Navy ships that can be effectively manned with dramatically fewer sailors raises can be supported by a digital design environment. In this paper we will describe an effort currently underway to develop a software agent, the Executive Advisor, that can reason about human factors information accessible within the design environment. It will be able to alert and advise the engineering design team regarding human factors issues and analyses appropriate to the current stage of the system design process. The agent is being built with a cognitive modeling tool called iGENTM, in order to (1) give advice about human factors issues and analyses appropriate to the current stage of design and design team activity, (2) reason about when to deliver and how to filter advice, (3) explain its advice, and (4) monitor changes in the design environment and reason about their impact. The structure of the agent and the issues in creating it will be described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 November 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4126, Integrated Command Environments, (28 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.407525
Show Author Affiliations
James L. Eilbert, CHI Systems, Inc. (United States)
Gwendolyn E. Campbell, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Kevin Bracken, CHI Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4126:
Integrated Command Environments
Patricia Hamburger, Editor(s)

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