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dc.contributor.advisorKennedy, Quinn
dc.contributor.authorPatton, Scott A.
dc.dateJune 2014
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:17:55Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:17:55Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42705
dc.descriptionIncludes supplementary materialen_US
dc.description.abstractThe use of responsible autonomous systems may not be far away. Prior to developing or using responsible autonomous systems, it may be important to know if tactical leaders would make different types of decisions with automated systems than they would make with a human live crew. This work attempts to determine if decisions, time to make decisions, and confidence in decisions differ when tactical leaders rely on an autonomous wingman or a live wingman. Virtual Battlespace Simulation 2 was used to provide the virtual environment in which 30 military personnel completed a simulated mission that entailed five decision points. Participants were randomly assigned to have an autonomous or live wingman. Decision patterns were compared to a standard based on Army Doctrine for mechanized infantry Bradley sections and subject matter experts. Results indicated no significant group difference in decisions made, time to make decisions, and confidence in decisions. However, significant group differences emerged in the aspects of the wingman that participants trusted most and least. Although most participants indicated that they would not trust autonomous wingmen in real combat, results suggest that participants would revert to doctrinal decisions when faced with an unambiguous situation with an unmanned system with which they had some experience.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/acomparisonoftac1094542705
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleA comparison of tactical leader decision making between automated and live counterparts in a virtual environmenten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderAlt, Jonathan
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science and Modeling Virtual Environments and Simulation (MOVES)
dc.subject.authorDecision Makingen_US
dc.subject.authorUnmanned Systemsen_US
dc.subject.authorHuman Robotic Integrationen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineModeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation Institute (MOVES)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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