Human Autonomous Teaming (HAT)

Advanced coordination between human and automated teammates

Moving forward from lockdown the future workforce will accelerate into a new working environment, building new efficient business opportunities. This will be achieved via interaction with intelligent technology [IT] to aid initiative communication and improved decision-making capabilities.

IHF are leaders supporting this evolution through the development of a process, which addresses human expectations, relationships and trust issues surrounding this form of future tech. To find out more check out our overview in this exciting new field"

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Interest in Human Autonomy Teaming (HAT), is expanding throughout Human Factors as it becomes more apparent that HUMANS and INTELLIGENT AUTONOMOUS SYSTEM (IAS) are interacting for both leisure and work activities.

HAT is a recognition that humans will interact with autonomous systems as a team player and not only as a tool, for example interacting with AMAZON'S ALEXA to provide music suggestions, turn the heating up or down, turn the lights on or off or get a weather report to plan your day, using just voice commands.

From choosing playlists to deep space exploration and everything in between.

NHS chief Simon Stevens called on tech firms to help the health service become a world leader in the use of IAS, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. He feels this technology can help enhance decision making, speed up diagnosis of cancer and other diseases and deliver more convenient care by revolutionising outpatient services.

Norwegian ship builders Kongsberg, & Wilhelmsen are leaders in Maritime Autonomous Surface Shipping and are developing HAT for future ships. Between 75% and 96% of maritime-related accidents are caused by human error, according to a study by Allianz. Introducing fully-autonomous and semi-autonomous sea vessels may help reduce the number of shipping-related accidents, as employee fatigue and incorrect decision making are reduced. As 90% of global trade takes place by ocean, this could markedly improve safety across the global trade supply chain.

The Kennedy Space Centre partnership with Lockheed Martin seeks to grow plants in space autonomously with the help of robotics. If successful, this could function as a food source for astronauts on future deep space missions.


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