Towards Operator Monitoring via Brain Reading - An EEG-based Approach for Space Applications
In Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, (iSAIRAS-10), 29.8.-01.9.2010, Sapparo, o.A., pages 448-455, Sep/2010.
In todays space applications, astronauts have to per- form a variety of tasks. An intelligent on-board monitor- ing system that ensures uninterrupted, on time monitoring of the astronauts would be a great support. In this paper we want to introduce a new approach for the use of single trial analysis of the human electroencephalogram (EEG) that gives insight into the cognitive state of the operator. This passive monitoring is called brain reading (BR). We discuss the suitability of BR for operator support in space applications regarding the achieved kind and effectiveness of assistance. Further on, solutions for method-depending constraints like the acquisition of training data as well as the the need for software and hardware improvements that will allow the integration of BR in real space applications in the future, are explained.