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OpenMATB: A Task Battery promoting task customization, software extensibility and experiment replicability

Cegarra, Julien and Valéry, Benoît and Avril, Eugénie and Calmettes, Christophe and Navarro, Jordan OpenMATB: A Task Battery promoting task customization, software extensibility and experiment replicability. (2020) In: 1st International Conference on Cognitive Aircraft Systems - ICCAS 2020, 18 March 2020 - 19 March 2020 (Toulouse, France). (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The original Multi-Attribute Task Battery (MATB) contains a set of interactive tasks that are representative of those performed during aircraft piloting (Comstock & Arnegard, 1992). More precisely, it requires participants to simultaneously perform four tasks that are distributed over the screen: a system monitoring task, a compensatory tracking task, an auditory communication task and a resource management task. MATB task set offers a robust way to study the effects of various parameters (e.g., automation, priorities, instructions and so on) on the participant’s multitasking behavior, such as his/her decision-making, level of performance, ocular behavior, mental workload, and so on. Moreover, the nature of the reduction allows researchers to design experiments that can be used even with participants having no prior experience of aircraft. This probably explains why, since it was first published, MATB has undoubtedly become one of the most firmly established micro-world used by human factors researchers. However, as thirty years have passed since the original MATB it appears no longer adequate to meet up-to-date research requirements. Multiple incompatible re-implementations have been designed, such as MATB-II (Santiago-Espada, Myer, Latorella, & Comstock, 2011), AF-MATB (Miller, 2010), or TSU-MATB (Thanoon, Zein-Sabatto, & McCurry, 2017).

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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Universitaire Champollion - INU (FRANCE)
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