Document Type: Research/Original/Regular Article


Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran.



The increasing use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones in different civil and military operations has attracted attention of many researchers and science communities. One of the most notable challenges in this field is supervising and controlling a group or a team of UAVs by a single user. Thereupon, we proposed a new intelligent adaptive interface (IAI) to overcome to this challenge. Our IAI not only is empowered by comprehensive IAI architecture but also has some notable features like: presenting single-display user interface for controlling UAV team, leveraging user cognitive model to deliver right information at the right time, supporting the user by system behavior explanation, guiding and helping the user to choose right decisions. Finally, we examined the IAI with contributing eleven volunteers and in three different scenarios. Obtained results have shown the power of the proposed IAI to reduce workload and to increase user's situation awareness level and as a result to promote mission completion percentage.