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Applying ergonomics within the multi-modelling paradigm with an example from multiple UAV control

Lookup NU author(s): Dr David Golightly, Dr Carl Gamble, Dr Roberto Palacin, Dr Ken Pierce

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This paper presents a position statement on using ergonomics in conjunction with the multi-modelling paradigm. Multi-modelling is a computational approach to combine models of systems and components for design and simulation of Cyber Physical Systems and Systems of Systems. Despite potentially significant benefits in terms of more human-centric system modelling there is limited evidence of the application of ergonomics within multi-modelling. This paper presents the case for applying ergonomics within multi-modelling. We open with an introduction to multi-modelling and benefits, applications and gaps for ergonomics in multi-modelling, and of potentially useful models from ergonomics. We then describe a proof-of-concept implementation of ergonomics within a multi-model of UAV control. This demonstrates that as well as user-centred modelling, this approach supports ergonomics in how we can access rich systems models, and the collaborative value of applying ergonomics theory in systems design.


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Author(s): Golightly D, Gamble C, Palacin R, Pierce K

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Ergonomics

Year: 2020

Issue: ePub ahead of Print

Online publication date: 29/01/2020

Acceptance date: 15/01/2020

Date deposited: 16/01/2020

ISSN (print): 0014-0139

ISSN (electronic): 1366-5847

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2020.1723683

DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2020.1723683


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