Automation and Unmanned Aerial Systems



- Online Webinar -

Elliott, Automation and Unmanned Aerial Systems

Date:  Monday, March 23, 2015

Time:  12pm MST / 2pm EST - 1 hour

Price:  Free for Members

$50.00 for Affiliates



Elliott, Automation and Unmanned Aerial Systems

This webinar will focus on the intersection between unmanned aerial systems and automation. First, there will be an overview of the different types and sizes of unmanned aerial systems, how the systems are classified, and how each system presents different human factors challenges in regard to automation. Training, best practices, common reasons for mission abend, and research challenges will be discussed.. The talk will be a broad overview of the field with a focus on small unmanned systems.



Lisa Jo Elliott received her Ph.D. in Engineering Psychology at New Mexico State University and worked as a researcher at the New Mexico State University Physical Science Laboratory/Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Flight Test Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

The NMSU/PSL UAS flight test center was one of the first centers in the United States to offer UAS testing, certificate of authorization services, and pilot training for unmanned aerial systems operators beginning in 2008. Dr. Elliott has several book chapters on unmanned aerial systems and human robot interaction. Her most recent chapter appears in Human-Robot Interactions: Principles, Technologies and Challenges. Dr. Elliott serves on the technical program committee for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, United States. She has served as an assistant professor of Human Factors at the University of South Florida Polytechnic and is currently the Director of Human Factors and Usability Testing at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri, United States.