This paper proposes a methodology for human-robot function allocation for future manned space exploration missions that uses fast-time computational simulation. Dynamics of taskwork and teamwork often result in emergent work patterns that are difficult to predict from static analysis of function allocations. Wemodel thedynamics of taskwork and teamwork and demonstrate our approach through a case study that explores the function allocation design space for an on-orbit maintenancemissioninvolving humans and various robots. The case study highlightsthe method’s ability to predict possible concerns associated with limited availability of physical resources, action interdependencies, and communication requirements with possible time delays, and shows the influence of work dynamics on missionperformance.
Ma, L. M.,
Pritchett, A. R.,
& Feigh, K. M.
(2017). Work Dynamics of Task Work and Teamwork in Function Allocation for Manned Spaceflight Operations. 19th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 554-559.