Identification of the transition from compensatory to feedforward behavior in manual control

F. M. Drop, D. M. Pool, H. J. Damveld, M. M. Van Paassen, Heinrich Bulthoff, M. Mulder

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Abstract

The human in manual control of a dynamical system can use both feedback and feedforward control strategies and will select a strategy based on performance and required effort. Literature has shown that feedforward control is used during tracking tasks in response to predictable targets. The influence of an external disturbance signal on the utilization of a feedforward control strategy has never been investigated, however. We hypothesized that the human will use a combined feedforward and feedback control strategy whenever the predictable target signal is sufficiently strong, and a predominantly feedback strategy whenever the random disturbance signal is dominant. From the data of a human-in-the-loop experiment we conclude that feedforward control is used in all the considered experimental conditions, including those where the disturbance signal is dominant and feedforward control does not deliver a marked performance advantage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Pages2008-2013
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event2012 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2012 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2012 Oct 142012 Oct 17

Other

Other2012 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2012
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period12/10/1412/10/17

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Keywords

  • feedforward
  • Manual control
  • precognitive control
  • pursuit
  • tracking tasks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Drop, F. M., Pool, D. M., Damveld, H. J., Van Paassen, M. M., Bulthoff, H., & Mulder, M. (2012). Identification of the transition from compensatory to feedforward behavior in manual control. In Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (pp. 2008-2013). [6378033] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSMC.2012.6378033