Humans and Automation

| May 23, 2011

Title: Humans and automation : system design and research issues
Editor: Thomas B. Sheridan
Publisher:New York : Santa Monica, Calif. : John Wiley
Published in cooperation with Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, c2002
Check It OutTA167 .S48 2002

From the Publisher: Human factors, also known as human engineering or human factors engineering, is the application of behavioral and biological sciences to the design of machines and human-machine systems. Automation refers to the mechanization and integration of the sensing of environmental variables, data processing and decision making and mechanical action. This book deals with all the issues involved in human-automation systems from design to control and performance of both humans and machines.

About the Author: Dr. Sheridan’s research interests are in experimentation, modeling, and design of human-machine systems in aviation, rail and highway transportation, space and undersea robotics, process control, and medicine.

Dr. Sheridan earned a BS degree from Purdue University, an MS degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, an ScD degree from MIT, and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. He is a fellow and former president of both the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

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Interview with Tom Sheridan