Friday, November 8, 2019

Cornell Tech Professor Wendy Ju Talks Self Driving Cars, Human Interaction With Automation, David Letterman/Melinda Gates Campus Visit And You Can Volunteer For Self Driving Car Study On Roosevelt Island

Are you interested in taking a ride around Roosevelt Island in a self driving car as part of a Cornell Tech study?  Here's how you can do it.

According to Cornell Tech:

Participate in a Ride-Share Study!

The Future Autonomy Research (FAR) Lab is looking for participants to take a ride around Roosevelt island!
  • Receive a ​$15 Amazon gift card
  • This study takes approximately an hour
  • Participants will be audio/video recorded and may have to wear wrist mounted physiological sensors
  • The entire ride takes place on Roosevelt Island
 If you’re interested, please get in touch with Ilan Mandel at​ or go to
 h​ttps:// to schedule a time to participate.

Cornell Tech Professor Wendy Ju is studying human interaction with automation and self driving cars. During the October 10 Cornell Tech Faculty Roosevelt Island Community Conversation, Professor Ju described her research to a group of very interested residents.

 I asked Professor Ju about the Optimus Ride self driving car pilot project at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

and whether Roosevelt Island could be a location for self driving car experimentation. Professor Ju replied:

Professor Ju also describes a recent visit by David Letterman and Melinda Gates to the Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech' campus

and  Self Driving Car Lab for his Netflix TV interview show.

Here's Professor Ju's full presentation to the Cornell Tech Faculty Roosevelt Island Community Conversation on human interaction with automation, self driving cars and her life here as a new Roosevelt Island resident with her family.

Part 1.

Part 2

Also a very interesting article on possible futures for self driving cars in NY State from City and State NY.