Deliverable 3.2 – Evaluation Results

The report of MINIMA’s Evaluation Results (D3.2) was completed on March 29th, 2018. The full document can also be found in our documents section.

This report on Evaluation Results gives evidence on the MINIMA objectives with respect to the validation trials conducted from 06 – 17 November 2017 at the Virtual Reality Lab of the University of Bologna’s premises in Forlì, Italy.

The core results presented in the document can be summarised as follows:

  1. Controller vigilance decreased when they were not actively involved with the task but only acted as a mere Monitor.
  2. Without any changes to the automation system, vigilance would continue to decrease over time.
  3. The decrease in vigilance was reversed through the Vigilance & Attention Controller.
  4. Usage of the Vigilance and Attention Controller in the SOLUTION scenario caused
    • Controllers to recognise incoming aircraft earlier
    • Controllers to more carefully process Information
    • Controllers to perceive their task to be:
      • More demanding and effortful
      • Less frustrating and easier to perform good in
    • Controllers to be less likely to get distracted by task related interference or task unrelated thought