Software Agents Can Help Time-Stressed Teams
August 4th, 2005

Penn State researchers have developed software agents which can help human teams to react more accurately and quickly in time-stressed situations than human teams acting alone. According to this news release, the software was tested in a military command-and-control simulation.

“When time pressures were normal, the human teams functioned well, sharing information and making correct decisions about the potential threat.” But when the pressure increased, the human teams made errors who would have cost lives in real situations. The decisions taken by agent-supported human teams were much better.

Now, it remains to be seen if this software can be used in other stressful situations, such as for emergency management operations. Read more for other details, references and illustrations about this project, which was previously mentioned here about two years ago.

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