Dimensions of Adjustable Autonomy
Institute for Human and Machine Cognition
Several groups have grappled with the problem of characterizing and developing practical approaches for implementing adjustable autonomy and mixed-initiative behavior in deployed systems. However, each group takes a little different approach and uses variations of the same terminology in a somewhat different fashion. We are currently making a survey of the similarities and differences among these approaches in order to better understand this important but ill-characterized topic. In this presentation, I will characterize a few of the better known approaches in terms of some common dimensions, and discuss some of the initial ideas we are developing in the context of our research on policy-governed systems.