WELCOME

TO

THE RENDEZVOUS TASK

THE RENDEZVOUS TASK

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, ASK YOUR RESEARCH ASSISTANT.

Meetings, or rendezvous, with others is something we do every day, but it is a complex decision-based process. In this experiment, you control a ship in need of more fuel and will be asked to make heading and/or speed changes to meet up with a cargo ship which has your fuel. You will complete a number of different scenarios, and your goal is to meet the cargo ship as close as possible.

NOTE: LIGHT RED IS USER SHIP and BLACK IS CARGO SHIP.

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THE CONTROL SCREEN

This is an image of your control screen. To start each scenario, you will click the start button.

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PAUSING THE SHIPS TO CORRECT COURSE

After you press start, you will see the location of your ship and the cargo ship. Both will be moving slowly. If you feel like the two ships will not meet on their own, you can pause the scenario to alter heading and/or speed of your ship.

NOTE: YOU CAN ONLY PAUSE AND CORRECT COURSE ONCE PER SCENARIO.

All scenarios will take 22 seconds, regardless of how fast you meet the cargo ship.

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CHANGING HEADING AND SPEED

If you don’t think the ships will rendezvous on their current trajectory, during your pause you may change the heading (i.e., angle), speed, or both for your ship.

You cannot change your controls unless the game is paused. You may only pause to change your speed and heading once. The goal is to make the "smallest" correction possible so that you still arrive at the rendezvous point at the correct time.

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YOUR SCORE

You will receive a score for each trial, and you can achieve the largest amount of points for a perfect rendezvous between your ship and the cargo ship.

Do your best and try to get the highest score! If you have questions at any point, please ask your research assistant.

Thank You for your participation

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    Throttle
 
    Heading

Press the button below to Begin

 

Press the "Pause Game" button to pause the game while you make changes.

Press it again to resume the game.

*Default settings: 0° heading, 80% throttle.


PARTICIPANT SCORE


 

The following questions are mandatory for receiving payment.

Participant ID
What is your gender? Male Female
What is your age?
What is your first language?

The following questions are optional and will not affect your payment or survey completion.

How many monitors are you using?
How many surveys do you typically do at once?
How many surveys do you typically do in one week?

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