Title

Challenges of Increasing Automation

Location

Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center (Bldg. #602)

Start Date

15-8-2017 11:45 AM

Submission Type

Presentation

Abstract

The theory of automation is that it can eliminate human error by eliminating the human from the loop. Experience has demonstrated, however, that although automation can significantly increase productivity, efficiency, reliability, throughput, and safety, there is a downside. Moreover, the downside can occur not only if the automation does not work as intended, but even if it does work as intended. This presentation will discuss the upsides and downsides of increasing automation.

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Aug 15th, 11:45 AM

Challenges of Increasing Automation

Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center (Bldg. #602)

The theory of automation is that it can eliminate human error by eliminating the human from the loop. Experience has demonstrated, however, that although automation can significantly increase productivity, efficiency, reliability, throughput, and safety, there is a downside. Moreover, the downside can occur not only if the automation does not work as intended, but even if it does work as intended. This presentation will discuss the upsides and downsides of increasing automation.