ROC & human factors
ROC & Human Factors
ROC & Human Factors
Our objective is to develop safe and efficient human-machine interfaces and interaction for remote operation centres (ROCs).
MASS will for the foreseeable future be dependent on a land-based remote operation - centre (ROC). The role of the ROC will be to monitor the status of the ship, and to intervene if the automation fails. The location, removed from the context of the vessel, will be a great challenge in order to give adequate situation awareness to the ROC operators. The interaction among MASS-ROC and conventional ships will depend heavily on sensor and AIS information, as well as cooperation with the vessel traffic service (VTS).
The main research tasks are:
- Task 3.1, which will research a reliable decision-support system for the ROC based on sensor fusion of available real-time environmental data and simulation models of the ship (“digital twin”)
- Task 3.2, which will research a usable Human-centre designed based HMI for the ROC. With situation awareness and workload in mind, develop the interface humans and automation onboard and in the ROC, and means of communicate intentions to conventional ships.
- Task 3.3, which will focus on research, procedures, manning and competence needs for ROC Research the needed competence for the new “mariners” in the ROC and also work procedures and division of labour between operators and automation.
- Task 3.4, which will focus on iteratively, to verify usability and validate performance in the ROC in simulators and at sea. The prototypes developed will be tested with end users at the NTNU simulator centre in Ålesund and on the research vessel Gunnerus.
Magne Vollan AarsetAssociate Professor
Robin T. ByeProfessor
Eirik Strøm FagerhaugPhD candidate
Luka GrgičevićPhD candidate
Hans Petter HildreHead of Department
Andreas Nygard MadsenPhD candidate
Ottar Laurits OsenProfessor, automation. Deputy leader for innovation and sustainability
Runar OstnesAssociate Professor
Felix-Marcel PetermannPhD candidate
Taufik Akbar SitompulPostdoc
Stine StrandDepartment Head-IFE
- Interaction Design, Felix-Marcel Peterman
- AI decision transparency in autonomous maritime operations, Andreas Madsen
- Explainable AI for Autonomous Ships, Eirik Fagerhaug
- Decision Support Systems for Autonomous Vessels, Luka Grgicevic
- Remote control for crane, Taufik Akbar Sitompul