Human sensitivity to human and machine response timing

Project description

The project examines how the timing of decisions by a computer-agent can lead humans to misjudge the intention and mispredict the action of that agent. Humans prefer interacting with and show increased trust in automated agents who display human-like variability. Introducing human-like timing into driverless vehicles could also improve road safety where human must predict and react to the actions taken by autonomous cars. The goal of this project is to determine how sensitive people are to the human-like timing and then to determine how deviations from this timing affect prediction. We aim to determine whether predicting a simulated driverless car’s actions is improved by making the timing more human-like.

Researchers

  • Tansu Alpcan, Associate Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • James Bailey, Professor, Computing and Information Systems
  • Michael Cantoni, Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Airlie Chapman, Mechanical Engineering
  • Vincent Crocher, Mechanical Engineering
  • Peter Dower, Associate Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Robin Evans, Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Farhad Farokhi, McKenzie Research Fellow, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Nir Lipovetzky, Research Fellow, Computing and Information Systems
  • Jonathan Manton, Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Chris Manzie, Professor &¬†MIDAS Director, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Iven Mareels, Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Timothy Miller, Senior Lecturer¬†(Assistant Professor) & MIDAS Deputy Director, Computing & Information Systems
  • Girish Nair, Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Dragan Nešić, Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Denny Oetomo, Associate Professor & MIDAS Deputy Director, Mechanical Engineering
  • Marimuthu Palaniswami, Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Adrian Pearce, Associate Professor, Computing & Information Systems
  • Ben Rubinstein, Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Computing & Information Systems
  • Dongryeol Ryu, Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Infrastructure Engineering
  • Len Sciacca, Enterprise Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Iman Shames, Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) & MIDAS Deputy Director, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Rohan Shekhar, Research Fellow, Mechanical Engineering
  • Liz Sonenberg, Professor and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Collaboration), Computing & Information Systems
  • Ying Tan, Associate Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Erik Weyer, Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Stephan Winter, Professor, Infrastructure Engineering

Research programs

Human-centric autonomous systems, Legal and societal implications of autonomy