The MIT2 Laboratory performs diverse Human Factors Psychology research under the guidance of Dr. Peter Hancock. We focus on the implications of human cognition, behavior, and physiology on man-made systems. The basic problem of how humans and their technology interact is examined in driving simulators, battlefield simulations, through robotic surrogates and virtual environments.
This project is to develop a smart tutoring system that can help war-fighters not only to learn but also lead to improved task skill retention. The tutoring system is inspired by a skill retention theory and the ACT-R Cognitive Architecture.
Lead Researcher Dr. Jong W. Kim Sponsor: ONR
Focuses on the concept of trust in human-robot collaborations. Investigation of factors influencing the development of trust in human-robot teams, included human-related, robot-related, and environmental characteristics. Highlights research relating to the measurements of trust in these environments. Read more
Lead Researchers Kristin Schaefer M.S., Tracy Sanders