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Human Autonomy Teaming in Autonomous Vehicles
In the last episode of the spring season, Sylvia Bhattacharya, an assistant professor in electrical engineering technology in the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, was the featured faculty guest. She discussed her Army-funded research focused on the behaviors of drivers and passengers in autonomous vehicles.Learn more about Sylvia Bhattacharya!
One area that has seen a persistent, and long-term flurry of research and development is that of autonomous vehicle technologies. In particular, human decisions regarding cooperative behaviors such as reliance and compliance, are believed to be significantly impacted by the amount of trust held in the paired agent, whether human or automated. By enabling vehicle understanding of passenger states and intentions, we may begin to develop technologies that support and address Human Autonomy Teaming (HAT) challenges and solutions that undergird our capabilities for achieving transformational overmatch in the evolving future of complex multi-domain operations.
Bhattacharya, who joined the Department of Electrical Engineering in fall 2019, conducts research in the area of biomedical signal processing and applied artificial intelligence in the field of autonomous and intelligent transportation systems. In addition to her research, she serves as one of the faculty advisors for the registered student organization, KSU Society of Women Engineers. Originally from India, Bhattacharya earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Florida State University.