January 19, 2021

11:00 am / 12:00 pm

Recorded seminar is available here.

Abstract  In order to determine how the perception, Autopilot, and driver monitoring systems ofTesla Model 3s interact with one another, and also to determine the scale of between- and within-car variability, a series of four on-road tests were conducted. Three sets of tests were conducted on a closed track and one was conducted on a public highway. Results show wide variability acrossand within three Tesla Model 3s, with excellent performance in some cases but also likely catastrophic performance in others. This presentation will not only highlight how such interactions can be tested, but also how results can inform requirements and designs of future autonomous systems.
Bio: Professor Mary (Missy) Cummings received her B.S. in Mathematics fromthe US Naval Academy in 1988, her M.S. in Space Systems Engineering fromthe Naval Postgraduate School in 1994, and her Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2004. A naval officer and military pilot from 1988-1999, she was one of the U.S. Navy’s first female fighterpilots. She is currently a Professor in the Duke University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and the Director of the Humans and Autonomy Laboratory. She is an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Fellow, and a member of the Defense Innovation Board. Her research interests include human supervisory control, explainable artificialintelligence, human-autonomous system collaboration, human-robot interaction, human-systems engineering, and the ethical and social impact of technology.