Complexity reduction of interfaces of robotic and ergatic systems

Complexity reduction of interfaces of robotic and ergatic systems

Alexey V. Sergeev
Russian State Scientific Center for Robotics and Technical Cybernetics (RTC), Leading Engineer, 21, Tikhoretsky pr., Saint-Petersburg, 194064, Russia, tel.: +7(921)975-04-97, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sergey F. Sergeev
Doctor of Psychological Science, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnical University (SPbPU), Professor, Head of Scientific and Research Laboratory of Complex Systems, 29, Politekhnicheskaya ul., Saint-Petersburg, 195251, Russia, tel.: +7(911)995-09-29, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Received 15 May 2019

The problem of complexity reducing of human-machine interactions in the interfaces of complex ergatic and robotic systems is considered. The reason for its appearance is associated with the consciousness mechanism limitations for processing independently existing control processes, the number of which does not exceed five. The ability to manage complex systems is determined by the ability of the interface to match the capabilities of the operator and the complexity of the information and communication model of the management situation. The ways of solving this problem by the methods of classical engineering psychology and ergonomics in aviation on the example of multifunctional indicators and specialized interfaces are shown. The prospects of using the technology of induced virtual environments to control Autonomous mobile robots are analyzed. This technology allows us to separate control algorithms in space and time, which reduces the complexity of mobile robot control and reduces the burden on the cognitive system of the operator. The technology of multimodal virtual environments used in this process makes it possible to increase the efficiency of human-operator interface interactions with a controlled technical system. The article shows the specificity and the solution of the problem of non-classical methods of ergonomics when designing interfaces complex ergotechnical systems and mobile robots for special purposes.

Key words
Human-robot interface, complexity reduction, induced environments, virtual reality, self-organization, non-classical ergonomics, control communication.

Work was accomplished within the frame of state task of Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation No. 25.8444.2017/БЧ.


Bibliographic description
Sergeev, A. and Sergeev, S. (2019). Complexity reduction of interfaces of robotic and ergatic systems. Robotics and Technical Cybernetics, 7(2), pp.109-118.

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