High schoolers tour Duke HAL van at TigerFest

Our partners at the Duke Humans and Autonomy Lab (HAL) brought their mobile command center van to the Chapel Hill High School TigerFest event in May 2019. The school’s robotics club students got a first-hand look at computational modeling for a dispatch center showing autonomous vehicles.

The annual TigerFest is an alternative educational day where students have the opportunity to take classes on a variety of subjects that aren’t traditionally offered during the school year.

“We were so excited to be part of TigerFest at Chapel Hill High School. As a partner of CSCRS, we are always looking forward to events like this that raise public awareness about road safety,” said Songpo Li, Postdoctoral Associate at HAL and CSCRS Associate Director, who coordinated the visit with Duke’s Dev Seth.

“There was great depth to the discussion. The students raised relevant and nuanced questions about vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology, catching onto pertinent concerns about cybersecurity that are echoed in regulatory conversations happening around the country. It was clear that they could already envision it as a day-to-day reality of their future.”

Check out the great shots from this fun event: