SystemX Seminar: Using the Stanford Driving Simulator for Human Machine Interaction Studies

Using the Stanford Driving Simulator for Human Machine Interaction Studies
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 4:30pm
Y2E2 111
Larry Cathey (Vail Lab, Stanford University)
Abstract / Description: 

The driving simulator at Stanford is used for human-in-the-loop, human-machine interaction (HMI) driving studies. Many of the studies focus on shared control between humans and autonomous systems. The simulator’s toolset collects objective driving behavior data directly from the simulator, as well as data streams from eye trackers, cameras and other physiological sensors that we employ to understand human responses to myriad circumstances in the simulated environment.  This presentation will describe the hardware and software associated with the driving studies, what is possible and show some similar labs at other universities. 


Mr. Cathey is currently the vehicle platform manager at VAIL. His duties include working with the Stanford Driving simulator and the X1 test vehicle used in autonomous vehicle algorithm development.

Larry started his career at the Ford Scientific Research Lab in Dearborn, Michigan where he worked from 1976 to 2007. He retired from Ford in 2007.

He then joined a small driving simulator company in Ann Arbor Michigan called Realtime Technologies, Inc. He was a senior technical advisor and senior project manager for research driving simulator used at universities and research organizations.

Larry is a Wayne State University alumnus, graduated with is Bachelor's in Computer Science and Master's in Electrical and Computer Controls Systems.