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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Human System Integration
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Workshop on Human-Automation Interaction Considerations for Unmanned Aerial System Integration



An ad hoc steering committee will plan and conduct a 2-day workshop aimed at advancing the understanding of the human factors/human systems integration issues associated with the full integration of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). The focus will be on human interaction considerations relevant to the design and operations of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) technology, particularly within the context of implementing automation capabilities within ground control stations (GCS). The workshop will highlight existing human factors and human-systems integration research while identifying opportunities to address gaps and opportunities in research, application, and implementation. The committee will define the specific topics to be addressed, develop the agenda, and select and invite speakers and other participants. After the workshop, proceedings of a workshop of the presentations and discussions at the workshop will be prepared by a designated rapporteur and published following the National Academies’ policies and procedures for such publications, including the standard review procedures.

The activity is sponsored by NASA.

Planning Committee

Nancy Tippins, (chair), CEB
David R. Arterburn, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Ellen Bass, Drexel University
John-Paul B. Clarke, Georgia Institute of Technology
Mary Cummings, Duke University
Doug Davis, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Mica Endsley, SA Technologies, Inc
John Hansman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Christopher Miller, Smart Information Flow Technologies
Julie Ryan, National Defense University

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Upcoming Workshop
January 10-11, 2018
NAS Lecture Room
2101 Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC

Draft Agenda  |  Register

Staff Information


Daniel Talmage, Study Director
Toby Warden, Board Director
Alan Angleman, ASEB Liaison
Kelly Arrington, Senior Program Assistant




For more information, contact:

   Kelly Arrington
Phone: (202) 334-3776

Mailing Address

Keck Center
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001



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