The Playbook Approach to Adaptive Automation
Keywords: playbook, supervisory control, unmanned aerial vehicle, play templates, adaptive automation, relaxed planning
Abstract: SIFT has pioneered a human-automation integration architecture, called PlaybookTM, based on a shared model of the tasks in the domain. This shared task model provides a means of human-automation communication about plans, goals, methods and resource usage—a process akin to referencing plays in a sports team’s playbook. The Playbook enables human operators to interact with subordinate systems with the same flexibility as with well-trained human subordinates, thus allowing for adaptive automation. We describe this approach and its application in an ongoing project called Playbook-enhanced Variable Autonomy Control SystemTM (P-VACS).