Hybrid computer-human supervision of discrete event systems

K. Åkesson, S. Jain, P. M. Ferreira

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This paper presents a framework for accommodating human intervention in a computer supervised discrete-event system. The basic mechanism for allowing such hybrid supervision by a computer and a human operator is by switching priorities between events controlled by each according to some specified schedule. To synthesize a computer supervisor under such conditions, a transformation that maps the problem to one that satisfies the model stipulations of the Supervisory Control Theory is presented. The aforementioned framework introduces a parameter that can be tuned to provide for different levels of co-operation between the human and computer supervisors. Several important properties of the resulting supervisors are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2321-2326
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings-IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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