Upcoming Chapter Brown Bag on 2/3/2015- Dr. Scott Grigsby

Join the Chapter on February 3rd for a Brown Bag from Dr. Scott Grigsby on "Driving with only your head: The Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) project."

Date & Time: February 3rd 2015 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Location: Affiliate Societies Council, 4801 Springfield St, Dayton OH

Abstract:  The Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) Project is an innovative project in which a 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray has been modified with integrated advanced electronics and a human-to-machine interface, allowing a qualified quadriplegic driver to safely operate it under racetrack conditions. The car made its public debut and achieved speeds of over 100 mph while driven by quadriplegic ex- Indy Car driver Sam Schmidt at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during Indy 500 qualifying on May 18th, 2014. Dr. Grigsby will discuss the history and technical details of the project.

Bio:  Dr. Grigsby has over 30 years' research experience in cognitive and applied neuroscience including human sensory processing, psychophysics, applied vision, information processing and analysis, speech and language processing, and human system integration specifically as applied to simulation and training, decision support, and command and control technologies. He received his Bachelor's degree in Physics from Lycoming College in 1984 and his PhD in Biophysics from The Ohio State University in 1988. Dr. Grigsby has over 40 ublications and presentations and has lectured in Biology, Optometry, Psychology, and Philosophy. He joined Ball Aerospace in April 2012 as Senior Scientist in the Aerospace & Cyberspace business area of the Systems Engineering Solutions (SES) strategic business unit.