ADAPT to technology.

ADAPT Research Lab

The Automation Design Advancing People and Technology (ADAPT) Laboratory’s mission is to further our understanding of the relationship between humans and advanced technologies. We study how cyber-human, human-agent, and sociotechnical systems impact human cognitive and social capabilities, cooperation and teamwork, and decision-making. We do this by imagining future scenarios of people interacting with technology, simulating those scenarios, and testing those scenarios to see how people react. This research is critical because the future of work will increasingly involve people collaborating with autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, robots and other advanced forms of automation.

The ADAPT lab is equipped to conduct mixed methods field research and data analytics in simulated virtual environments to advance our understanding of how people, automation, and organizational processes can improve productivity, quality, and safety in our world. Our main research interests include:

We have received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), and the Center for Innovation in Healthy & Resilience Aging (CIHRA).


Portrait of Erin Chiou

Erin Chiou

Associate Professor

Human Systems Engineering, The Polytechnic School

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