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Air Force Selects Carnegie Mellon University to Host Human-Machine Teaming CoE

The U.S. Air Force has selected Carnegie Mellon University to operate a center of excellence that will conduct foundational research on human-machine teaming.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Monday researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory and CMU will jointly assess human cognitive states and intent, machine learning and complex adaptive behavior to support team processes.

The University Center of Excellence aims to integrate intelligent systems in the operations of airmen to make the Air Force’s vision for autonomy become a reality.

The UCoE also seeks to understand how mutual intelligibility, machine adaptability and trust correlate to autonomous systems and humans.

John McIntire, chief of the 711 Human Performance Wing Applied Neuroscience branch, noted that the UCoE will help the Air Force employ experts, initiate collaborations and encourage participation in human-machine efforts.

AFRL’s 711HPW hosted the launch of the UCoE on Sept. 28.

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