AFRL and CMU researchers will work collaboratively toward the measurement, estimation and prediction of human cognitive states and intent, as well as machine learning, reasoning and execution of complex adaptive behavior in support of robust team processes and performance.
“It’s about collaboration,” said McIntire. “It’s about getting the students and faculty involved and interested in these research fields. It’s about partnering between AFRL and academia so we truly have the best people working on the hardest problems. It’s about seeding the next-generation of scientists and engineers to work on challenging problems that the Air Force and DoD care about and see as the future, and it’s about building lasting partnerships between our institutions.”
The UCoE will advance the measurement of neurophysiological signals from human teammates and the integration and interaction of multiple measures (e.g., behavioral, neurological, physiological) and will seek to understand and develop complex, adaptive machine behaviors that go beyond simple automation of function to more interdependent social and team processes, analogous to high-performing human teams.
The UCoE will also investigate the relationship between mutual intelligibility, machine adaptability and trust between autonomous systems and human teammates.
“This new Center of Excellence will allow the Air Force to tap into the best minds working in these fields, facilitate collaboration on these efforts, while getting young scientists interested and involved in these areas,” said McIntire.