Improving humans’ ability to work effectively in complex technical systems.
From faculty who specialize in human factors engineering to experts in building a superior autonomous vehicle, our Cyber-Human Systems researchers investigate the complicated questions that arise when people interface with technology. When integrating human and machine intelligence, how do we know which one should be in charge when? How do we maximize the contributions of both? Can we imbue a machine with emotional intelligence, so it can use its cameras, sensors and algorithms to understand and act on what a human partner needs? Our researchers are asking these kinds of questions as they address challenges in areas such as haptics, autonomy and controls and control systems, risk and decision analysis, and human-centered computing.