With the rise of AI and information technologies that characterize today's and tomorrow's society, human work is being transformed. This evolution must be done according to the strengths and limits of human cognition. The Co-DOT laboratory is part of this era of industrial revolution 4.0 and digital intelligence. Its mission is to study Human Cognition, the Distribution of Work among Individuals, the Optimal Organization of Information and Technologies that can increase human capabilities.
The laboratory's research program is situated at the intersection of the human (cognitive sciences and ergonomics) and technological (intelligent and adaptive systems) domains by adopting a multidisciplinary approach to the understanding of cognitive functioning in "extreme" domains in which human work is confronted with information overload, complexity, multitasking, stress, uncertainty, and the prospect of negative consequences for error. Four themes are at the heart of the research program: (1) modeling cognitive functioning; (2) optimizing human-technology collaboration; (3) improving performance using cognitive training programs and interactive training; and (4) managing the digital transformation of human work.