Adaptive Trustworthiness Calibration Interface (ATCI)

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Department of Defense
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Phase II
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3527 Beverly Glen Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA, -
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Principal Investigator:
Amos Freedy
(818) 788-4830
Business Contact:
Gershon Weltman
Vice President
(818) 788-1025
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ABSTRACT: This proposal is for Phase II continuation of research and development for an Adaptive Trustworthiness Calibration Interface (ATCI) for Cyber Warfare and Supervisory Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Our Phase II proposal is based on a complete understanding of the problem to be solved, a solid record of achievement in Phase I, and a comprehensive and achievable Phase II Work Plan. The ATCI program goal is to enhance a system operator's decision making by providing trust cues so that his or her perceived trustworthiness of system matches its actual trustworthiness, thus yielding calibrated trust. Our approach to meeting this goal is to provide the operator with visualization tools to diagnose the actual trustworthiness of the system by showing the risk and uncertainty of the associated information. We measure and model the trust of the operator in real-time, and adapt the display so that an operator who incorrectly trusts too much is encouraged to trust less, and an operator who incorrectly mistrusts is encouraged to trust more. By focusing on both individual operator"s trust and the transparency of the system, we realize calibrated trust for optimal decision-making to support operators during all phases of mission execution. BENEFIT: In this project we are addressing these several challenges by developing ATCI tools for trustworthiness calibration in a variety of cases, including the management and control of multiple, heterogeneous UAV platforms. Our ATCI tools will include innovative trustworthiness diagnosis displays, an adaptive interface controller, and real-time measurement and modeling of trust. To accomplish this we will design, develop, demonstrate and evaluate the ATCI first in a developmental setting and then in scenario-based, human-in-the-loop field evaluations. We will provide the AFRL with a standalone experimental station deliverable that will permit investigators to continue development and testing of the ATCI tools. And finally, we will pursue specific dual-use military and civilian applications of the ATCI products to rapidly transition the ATCI technology and leverage the capabilities of operators in a variety of automated systems.

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