Summer School Human Factors Aspects of Cooperative Systems Design

This 2-day event will consist of lectures and plenary talks given by international experts as well as senior researchers from  IMT or TUM. Two poster sessions will allow PhD students to present their work, and coffee breaks or the social event will facilitates discussions among participants.


Technological progress increasingly allows automated and cooperating systems. Cooperation and automation make a paradigm shift in the driver-vehicle interaction and also in the human-robot interaction. From the perspective of the ergonomics, great potentials that will be discussed among the concepts mobility 4.0 and 4.0 industry opens up with this development. However, the new distribution of roles between man and technology requires new approaches in the human-machine interaction, safety, comfort and efficiency in socio-technical systems to increase or maintain. Approaches for technical frameworks, interaction concepts, evaluation methods and metrics in the areas of robotics, automated vehicles and machinery will be discussed.

Future vehicles will be able to perform complex maneuvers independently, and also in cooperation with the drivers and neighboring vehicles. A similar development takes place in the field of cooperative robotics. The dilemma between safety and efficiency must be resolved for almost all applications. The user should be as well informed and motivated, looking ahead to save energy and avoid dangerous situations. In these highly cooperative cases the user must be not overwhelmed, the machine should not patronize the user, and rather increase the pleasure of interaction.

The aim of this Summer School is for young researchers and PhD students to present, discuss and exchange research approaches, methodologies and results on cooperative human-machine interactions, cross-domains, between PhD students as well as with senior researchers.

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