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Anthony L. Baker

Anthony L. Baker
US Army DEVCOM · Army Research Laboratory

Human Factors PhD

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Introduction
I’m a postdoctoral fellow at the US Army DEVCOM - Army Research Lab. I have a diverse range of research experience, having led projects to investigate the performance of small military teams, trust dynamics in human-robot partnerships, the factors that affect the performance of virtual teams, and more. I currently study communication in human-autonomy teams.

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Publications (18)
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The rise in artificial intelligence capabilities in autonomy-enabled systems and robotics has pushed research to address the unique nature of human-autonomy team collaboration. The goal of these advanced technologies is to enable rapid decision making, enhance situation awareness, promote shared understanding, and improve team dynamics. Simultaneou...
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Phase I of the Soldier Operational Experiment was held at Fort Carson, Colorado in 2020, to assess the current capability of a manned vehicle and unmanned weaponized vehicle collaborative team capabilities during live fire gunnery operations and situational training exercises. Here we discuss the performance of the crews during these exercises, and...
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The development of more effective human-autonomy teaming (HAT) will depend on the availability of validated measures of their performance. Communication provides a critical window into a team’s interactions, states, and performance, but much remains to be learned about how to successfully carry over communication measures from the human teaming con...
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Evaluation of team communication can provide critical insights into team dynamics, cohesion, trust, and performance on joint tasks. Although many communication-based measures have been tested and validated for human teams, this review article extends this research by identifying key approaches specific to human-autonomy teams. It is not possible to...
Chapter
Swift trust is a type of trust that is necessary when temporary group members rapidly develop a working relationship and interact with each other to perform team tasks. These teams are characterized by a lack of prior history of collaboration, experiences, or interactions to judge each other's trustworthiness and little prospect of working together...
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Verbal communication within Soldier and Marine crews was recorded during the Wingman Joint Capability Technology Demonstration’s dry-fire and live-fire manned–unmanned teaming gunnery exercises at Fort Benning, Georgia, in October 2018. Their communication was analyzed to identify and assess possible communication-based metrics of team trust and co...
Chapter
A driving simulation study of a manned-unmanned vehicle gunnery team was conducted to assess potential metrics of team trust and cohesion for evaluating future human-autonomy teams. Cadet dyads worked with a veteran commander within a driving simulation to direct a weaponized robotic ground vehicle from a command and control vehicle and identify an...
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Objective The combat identification (CID) abilities of same-gender and mixed-gender dyads were experimentally assessed, along with measures of spatial skills and team communication. Background CID is a high-stakes decision-making task involving discrimination between friendly and enemy forces. Literature on CID is primarily focused on the individu...
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Training in the US Army starts with the individual. Soldiers work on acquiring skills, knowledge, and attributes in order to perform tasks to support operational requirements. Feedback is provided through After-Action Reviews (AARs) to support training and improve future operations. A main difficulty for developing effective training for manned-unm...
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Gone are the days of robots solely operating in isolation, without direct interaction with people. Rather, robots are increasingly being deployed in environments and roles that require complex social interaction with humans. The implementation of human-robot teams continues to increase as technology develops in tandem with the state of human-robot...
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Suboptimal exchange of information can have tragic consequences to patient's safety and survival. To this end, the Joint Commission lists communication error among the most common attributable causes of sentinel events. The risk management literature further supports this finding, ascribing communication error as a major factor (70%) in adverse eve...
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Virtual teams (VTs) accomplish shared goals by relying on technology-mediated communication to counteract geographic disparities. Rapid advances in technology have led to the near-ubiquity of VTs within modern organizations, but gaps in existing research designs afflict extant empirical VT research. This experiment evaluates the constructs of trust...
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Smartphones and tablets continue to be weaved into our everyday lives. The proliferation of these technologies has also led to rapid growth in the number of medical technologies that are available. In particular, medical software offers a large variety of benefits, with specific applications serving as communication platforms, information reference...
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This study examined the effects of team gender composition on combat identification ability. We investigated the relationship between gender composition and team success in decision making during combat identification scenarios. Participants were shown images and videos of various armored vehicles in both daytime and nighttime environments in order...
Chapter
Automated systems continue to increase in both complexity and capacity. As such, there is an increasing need to understand the factors that affect the performance of human-automation (H-A) teams. This high-level review examines several such factors: we discuss levels and degrees of automation, the reliability of the automated system, human trust of...
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Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products allow researchers to conduct studies using readily accessible systems in order to save time, effort, and/or money that would otherwise be spent designing a custom product. In this article, we discuss the potential of a low-cost and commercially available video game, FTL: Faster Than Light, to be used as a te...
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As humanity aims to travel to Mars in the next two decades, it will be faced with numerous issues related to the coupling of humans and technology. Specifically, the communication lag of up to 40 minutes between long duration space flight (LDSF) crews and mission control back on earth will lead to unknown effects on teamwork and the multi-team syst...

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