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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 16.422 (Spring 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Human Supervisory Control of Automated Systems 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Missy Cummings
    Prof. John Hansman 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 16.422 Human Supervisory Control of Automated Systems

    Spring 2004

    Course Highlights

    This site features each instructor's lecture notes.  The projects section includes students' case studies and final presentations.

    Course Description

    Human Supervisory Control of Automated Systems discusses elements of the interactions between humans and machines.  These elements include: assignment of roles and authority; tradeoffs between human control and human monitoring; and human intervention in automatic processes.  Further topics comprise: performance, optimization and social implications of the system; enhanced human interfaces; decision aiding; and automated alterting systems.  Topics refer to applications in aerospace, industrial and transportation systems.

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