Speaker Bio: Nancy J. Cooke is a professor of human systems engineering at Arizona State University and directs ASU’s Center for Human, AI and Robot Teaming, and the Advanced Distributed Learning DOD Partnership Lab. She received her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from New Mexico State University in 1987. Dr. Cooke is a past president of the Human Factors and Ergonomics and recently chaired a study panel for the National Academies on Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science. Dr. Cooke was a member of the US Air Force Scientific Advisory board from 2008–2012. Dr. Cooke’s research interests include the study of individual and team cognition and its application to the development of cognitive and knowledge engineering methodologies, human-robot teaming, cybersecurity, intelligence analysis, remotely-piloted aircraft systems, healthcare systems and emergency response systems. Dr. Cooke specializes in the development, application and evaluation of methodologies to elicit and assess individual and team cognition. Her work is funded primarily by the Department of Defense.
Abstract: In this talk, I describe ASU’s new Center for Human, Artificial Intelligence and Robot Teaming in which over 60 affiliated faculty come together to work on challenges surrounding the effective integration of humans and machines of varying levels of autonomy and embodiment. Through the center, I have leveraged over 25 years of work on human teams and human-autonomy teams in pursuit of what it takes to be an effective team. The center’s work relies on synthetic task environments and the “Wizard of Oz” technique which will be described in this talk. Most importantly, this research has involved extensive multidisciplinary collaboration that crosses disciplines of human systems engineering, psychology, computer science, robotics, law, ethics, art and even dance.