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Special Event


Human Integration with Automation and Machine Intelligence

Omni Fort Worth Hotel

1300 Houston St, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Monday, 29 February 2016

  • 1300 – 1700 Program
  • 1700 – 1900 Networking Reception

DSATS (SPE’s Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section) and ART (IADC’s Advanced Rig Technology Committee) will hold a half-day symposium featuring 3 keynote presentations on human integration with automation and machine intelligence. The symposium will open with an update from SPE DSATS and IADC ART describing progress of various working groups and the outlook for future activities. The annual DSATS officer and board selection will take place.

Three industry leading speakers will address the integration of humans with automation from their own experiences in non-oil and gas drilling environments with the opportunity for audience Q&A after each speech. The speech titles are:

Human-Automation Cooperation: progress and prospects

Professor Thomas B Sheridan

Ford Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Psychology in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics/Astronautics at MIT

Disney Ride Development and Commissioning Process: integrating human operators with automated rides

Mike Withers

Vice President (Retired) of Ride Engineering at Walt Disney Imagineering

Integration of Human and Machine Intelligence: toward performance in non-deterministic environments

Alonso Vera PhD

Chief, Human Systems Integration Division, NASA Ames Research Center


John de Wardt, DE WARDT AND CO/DSATS Board Member
Tony Beebe, Northern Offshore/DSATS Program Chairman USA

Space is limited so be sure to register early which also ensures the early bird rate for members.  The meeting will be followed by a sponsored reception for symposium attendees.

To register for the DSATS Program, please call Experient at
Domestic: +1.888.269.6829
International: +1.847.996.5828

All prices in USD By 15 February After 15 February

IADC/SPE Members