Complex industrial environments involve cooperation between operators and automation. The strategies used to allocate tasks to automation are a crucial component of that cooperation and are known to be affected by the operators' trust in the automation. In 2 simulated process control experiments, the authors compared trust in automation with trust in human partners in equivalent situations. Experiment 1 found the relationship between trust and task allocation to be qualitatively identical, but quantitatively attenuated, for human partners as compared with automation. Experiment 2 additionally identified the operators' trustworthiness, as they thought it would be perceived by a human partner, as crucial to task allocation under human collaboration but not under automation. The results imply that human collaboration benefits from calibration of people's assessment of how others perceive them.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|