A key focus of this initiative is human-centered automation, that is, designing automation that works well with people. We are developing a principled design framework that takes the human into account, particularly for systems in which the control authority is shared between the human and the automation. Our framework incorporates machine learning with safety-based control, so that the system can learn properties of human interaction while still providing certificates of safety. In shared control scenarios, the framework can produce automation that “nudges” the system into configurations that are more easily controlled by humans.
Surgical robotics and health informatics are two key technologies that form the basis of a collaboration between the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University (FAH-SYSU) and CITRIS.
Research partners from MITRE, CITRIS Health, UC Davis and UC Merced worked with health care teams to identify digital health barriers and co-create new ways to address them.
Working in partnership with senior living providers, Lighthouse researchers conducted focus groups with residents and staff to identify barriers to technology use.