ERIC Number: ED059585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
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Adaptive Training of Manual Control: 1. Comparison of Three Adaptive Variables and Two Logic Schemes.
Norman, D. A.; And Others
"Machine controlled adaptive training is a promising concept. In adaptive training the task presented to the trainee varies as a function of how well he performs. In machine controlled training, adaptive logic performs a function analogous to that performed by a skilled operator." This study looks at the ways in which gain-effective time constant product, system compensation, and forcing function amplitude compare as adaptive variables, in terms of trainee performance, and at the differences in trainee performance between machine controlled and manual adaptation for the above variables. Eight independent groups, including one control group, were tested under different methods of training. Principal results show that manual adaptation is slightly superior to automatic adaptation, although this could be a function of the difference in performance measurement levels. Gain-effective time constant product is slightly superior to forcing function amplitude as an adaptive variable. System compensation, as implemented for this experiment, is not a satisfactory adaptive variable. Nor are aiding and quickening. (JK)
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Sponsor: Naval Training Device Center, Orlando, FL.
Authoring Institution: Life Sciences, Inc., Hurst, TX.