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Humans and Automation Taking Flight: a perspective on symbiosis

Daniel Patt, PhD
Thursday, October 4, 2018
4:00 PM
1009 - Boeing Lecture Hall Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Building Map
Humans and Automation Taking Flight: a perspective on symbiosis

Daniel Patt, PhD
Chief Executive Office, Vecna Robotics
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Analysis

In this talk, Dr. Patt offers a perspective on historic and future automation technology, and how this might affect human roles in aviation. This talk is grounded in perspectives from across his career as an engineer and leader. He presents a theoretical framework for considering the symbiotic role of humans and automation across shared objectives. This framework is applied to flight automation, and the payoff and obstacles to self-flying aircraft are considered. Several examples from his career are presented, including flight test video.
Building: Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Building
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Engineering
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Aerospace Engineering