Applying ergonomics within the multi-modelling paradigm with an example from multiple UAV control

This article presents a position statement on using ergonomics in conjunction with the multi-modelling paradigm. Multi-modelling is a computational approach to combine models of systems and components for design and simulation of cyber physical systems and systems of systems. Despite potentially significant benefits in terms of more human-centric system modelling, there is limited evidence of the application of ergonomics within multi-modelling. This article presents the case for applying ergonomics within multi-modelling. The authors open with an introduction to multi-modelling and benefits, applications and gaps for ergonomics in multi-modelling, and of potentially useful models from ergonomics. The authors then describe a proof-of-concept implementation of ergonomics within a multi-model of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) control. This demonstrates that as well as user-centred modelling, this approach supports ergonomics in how the authors can access rich systems models, and the collaborative value of applying ergonomics theory in systems design. Practitioner Summary: Examines multi-modelling, a computational approach for complex modelling, and the contribution of ergonomics. An autonomous UAV test implementation demonstrates the application of ergonomics knowledge for improving design and evaluation processes, and how multi-modelling can give ergonomics access to rich systems models.

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  • Authors:
    • Golightly, David
    • Gamble, Carl
    • Palacin, Roberto
    • Pierce, Ken
  • Publication Date: 2020-8


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  • Accession Number: 01748630
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Jul 30 2020 3:01PM