The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society invites nonmembers to attend "Myths About Autonomous Machines and Robots" on Monday, May 23, at 9:00-10:30 a.m. Pacific / 10:00-11:30 a.m. Mountain / 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Central / 12:00 noon-1:30 p.m. Eastern / 5:00-6:30 p.m. GMT.
The webinar, featuring David Woods, continues the Society's monthly webinar series hosted by HFES President Anthony D. Andre. View complete details about this webinar at http://www.hfes.org/web/webinars/MayWoods.html.
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ABOUT THE WEBINAR
When accidents occur in complex systems, the common belief is that solutions lie in advancing what devices can do autonomously. However, empirical results on the effects of delegating more autonomy and authority to devices show that the effects are different from what developers expect-automation surprises.
In this webinar, Woods will first cover how increases in automation change what is expertise, how interdependent activities can be synchronized, and how complex systems become brittle. Second, Woods will review basic regularities regarding systems of people and automation. Finally, Woods will explore the implications for design responsibility.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
David Woods, professor of cognitive systems engineering and human-systems integration at Ohio State University, was one of the pioneers of cognitive systems engineering in the aftermath of the Three Mile Island nuclear power accident. For 30 years, his program of research has studied how people cope with complexity in time-pressured situations such as critical-care medicine, aviation, space missions, intelligence analysis, and crisis management, including multiple accident investigations. In recent years Woods has helped to pioneer resilience engineering as a new approach to safety and complexity. Woods is a past president and Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and is a recipient of the Laurel Award from Aviation Week and Space Technology, as well as other awards. He leads Ohio University's initiative on Complexity in Natural, Social, and Engineered Systems.