Postprint version. Published in Proceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Orlando, FL, October 12, 1997, pages 3198-3203.
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NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Erika Rogers was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
The topic of this paper is a project to design an intelligent agent which supports humans in the domain of hazardous site investigation. This software agent will be integrated into wearable technology which is embedded in the protective clothing worn by the humans. An overview of some of the design issues is presented, with a particular emphasis on the visual problem solving component.