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IDENTIFICATION AND SUITABILITY OF A NON-ANTHROPOMORPHIC META-LANGUAGE FRAMEWORK IN MILITARY APPLICATIONS

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Date Issued:
2007
Abstract/Description:
Humans carry mental models concerning the behaviors, looks, and operation of products, tools, and items used in their daily lives. When these items do not fit a user's conceptual model confusion and inefficiency occur. There are four basic types of mental models based on interactive activities: 1) instructing, 2) conversing, 3) manipulating and navigating, and 4) exploring and browsing. This thesis will focus on the conversing conceptual model and its application to communications between human-agent teams to best fit a user's mental model for that communication. A non-anthropomorphic framework does not exist for use in military applications such as; target detection, nuclear, biological, and chemical agent detection, and explosive ordinance disposal. As agents become increasingly autonomous and complex in the currently military working environment an effective and un-confusing non-anthropomorphic meta-language framework must be explored and developed to fulfill the need for human-agent communications. The meta-language framework may consist of visual and audio cues as pose, motion, color, and non-speech sounds. This thesis will attempt to identify and evaluate a non-anthropomorphic framework of communications between human-human, human-agents, and agent-agent teams that will maximize the effectiveness of the communications in terms of efficiency and interpretation.
Title: IDENTIFICATION AND SUITABILITY OF A NON-ANTHROPOMORPHIC META-LANGUAGE FRAMEWORK IN MILITARY APPLICATIONS.
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Name(s): Cardona, Gilbert, Author
Proctor, Michael, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Humans carry mental models concerning the behaviors, looks, and operation of products, tools, and items used in their daily lives. When these items do not fit a user's conceptual model confusion and inefficiency occur. There are four basic types of mental models based on interactive activities: 1) instructing, 2) conversing, 3) manipulating and navigating, and 4) exploring and browsing. This thesis will focus on the conversing conceptual model and its application to communications between human-agent teams to best fit a user's mental model for that communication. A non-anthropomorphic framework does not exist for use in military applications such as; target detection, nuclear, biological, and chemical agent detection, and explosive ordinance disposal. As agents become increasingly autonomous and complex in the currently military working environment an effective and un-confusing non-anthropomorphic meta-language framework must be explored and developed to fulfill the need for human-agent communications. The meta-language framework may consist of visual and audio cues as pose, motion, color, and non-speech sounds. This thesis will attempt to identify and evaluate a non-anthropomorphic framework of communications between human-human, human-agents, and agent-agent teams that will maximize the effectiveness of the communications in terms of efficiency and interpretation.
Identifier: CFE0001687 (IID), ucf:47216 (fedora)
Note(s): 2007-05-01
M.S.
Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems
Masters
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Subject(s): agents
meta-language
military
communications
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0001687
Restrictions on Access: private 2007-05-01
Host Institution: UCF

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