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Welcome to the website of the Technical Committee 4.1 Human Machine Systems of the Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)!

VISION of TC 4.1 

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SCOPE of TC 4.1

TC 4.1 is concerned with complex cyber physical human machine systems where human factors and tight human machine interaction/coupling play a significant or indispensable role as an integral component. The TC 4.1  is primarily aimed at promoting analysis, design, modelling, control, and evaluation of human machine systems, human-automation interaction, human-systems-integration, and brain machine interface systems.

Its key topics may include, but not limited to:

  • decision making and cognitive processes
  • modeling, analysis, assessment, optimization and regulation of human performance (reliability, resilience, mental workload, situation awareness)
  • human and organizational factors in Industry 4.0   
  • applied, virtual, or augmented environments
  • design, analysis and performance evaluation methodology
  • task or functional allocation
  • intelligent or adaptive human-machine interfaces
  • human operator support and functional state assessment
  • job design and work organization
  • human operator selection and training
  • human-machine interaction (HMI)
  • cognitive human-machine systems
  • human-computer interaction (HCI)
  • human-machine symbiosis
  • brain-machine interaction
  • brain-computer interface
  • brain-computer interaction
  • human-automation interaction
  • human-robot interaction
  • human-AI interaction
  • human-systems integration
  • neuroergonomics
  • neurocomputing and psychophysiological computing
  • natural cognition
  • adaptive automation (or adjustable autonomy)
  • adaptive aiding/assistance
  • social, ethical and legal implications/impacts of complex HMS