Encephalographic Assessment of Situation Awareness in Teleoperation of Human-Swarm Teaming

Raul Fernandez Rojas, Essam Debie, Justin Fidock, Michael Barlow, Kathryn Kasmarik, Sreenatha Anavatti, Matthew Garratt, Hussein Abbass

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Abstract

An important factor in the operational success of any teleoperated human-swarm system is situation awareness (SA). A loss of SA has been associated with poor human performance, which can lead to misjudgement, errors, and life-threatening situations. One of the major factors that causes loss of SA is the degradation of data transmission. It is imperative to assess the SA of an operator before the performance of a teleoperated system has declined, in particular in situations of delayed relay and/or loss of critical information. We use electroencephalography (EEG) to predict different levels of SA. A human-swarm simulation was used to obtain subjective scores from participants. Quality of information significantly affected the perception of SA of the participants. EEG data provided objective confirmation of the resultant SA level. Theta, Alpha, and Beta band exhibited an increase during loss of SA. Frontal and occipital areas were identified to reflect changes in SA. These preliminary results offer evidence for the potential use of EEG to offer real-time indicators for the objective assessment of SA.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP 2019
EditorsTom Gedeon, Kok Wai Wong, Minho Lee
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherSpringer
Pages530-539
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783030368081
ISBN (Print)9783030368074
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event26th International Conference on Neural Information Processing of the Asia-Pacific Neural Network Society (APNNS 2019) - Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 12 Oct 201915 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1142 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Conference

Conference26th International Conference on Neural Information Processing of the Asia-Pacific Neural Network Society (APNNS 2019)
Abbreviated titleAPNNS 2019
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period12/10/1915/12/19

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    Fernandez Rojas, R., Debie, E., Fidock, J., Barlow, M., Kasmarik, K., Anavatti, S., Garratt, M., & Abbass, H. (2019). Encephalographic Assessment of Situation Awareness in Teleoperation of Human-Swarm Teaming. In T. Gedeon, K. W. Wong, & M. Lee (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP 2019 (pp. 530-539). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 1142 CCIS). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-36808-1_58