Next Generation Adaptive Cyber-Physical Human Systems
Systems Engineering and Systems Management Transformation
Dr. Azad Madni
Cyber-Physical Human systems are systems that comprise cyber-physical elements and people at multiple scales. Adaptive CPH systems have the ability to learn and adapt structure and organization based on data acquired from a variety of collection assets including its manned and unmanned nodes. Adaptive CPH systems will employ machine leaning capabilities. Machine learning methods are often classified as supervised learning (the system learns general patterns from inputs and expected outputs given to the system by a "teacher"), unsupervised learning (the system learns patterns on its own without the aid of a "teacher"), and reinforcement learning (the system takes actions for achieving a goal within its environment without the assistance of a teacher telling it how close it is to that goal). A CPH system network comprising autonomous and manned nodes represents an important variant of the classical human-system integration concept which exploits and combines the cognitive capabilities of human actors and computational power of autonomous systems. At all times, a balance needs to be maintained such that human actors are kept engaged in cognitive activities that help in achieving mission goals, while being neither overworked or bored, and the autonomous system is entrusted with tasks unsuited to humans. Examples of the latter are repetitive tasks, hazardous tasks, and computationally-intensive tasks. The proposed research is concerned with developing a probabilistic CPH modeling approach capable of mutual adaptation within the CPH system based on analysis of observations made by humans and data collected by cyber-physical elements. This capability is needed by DOD and others in both systems and system-of-systems comprising cyber-physical and human elements.
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