Event Information:

  • Tue

    [Talk] Lionel Robert: “Trust Me! Examining the Role of Trust on User Acceptance of Autonomous Vehicles”

    12:00 pm - 01:00 pmNQ 3100 (Ehrlicher Room), North Quad, 105 S. State St. Ann Arbor MI 48109


    Lionel P. Robert Jr. from the School of Information here at the University of Michigan, will give a MISC talk on Apr. 4 (Tues), noon-1PM in NQ 3100. He will be discussing his work examining the challenges around autonomous vehicles from the human computer interaction perspective.

    Light lunch will be provided, please let us know if you will be there (so that we know how much food to prepare!).

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    Autonomous vehicles have the potential to help provide our society with safer and more efficient driving. The degree of autonomy can range from partial autonomy acting only to support the driver’s actions to full autonomy allowing the vehicle to drive without any input from the driver. Ultimately, to truly benefit from autonomous vehicles as a society we need to move to a transit system of only fully autonomous vehicles. Despite this there are serious concerns about whether drivers will ever choose to rely on fully autonomous vehicles. Many of these challenges fall squarely into the broad domain of human computer interaction. In this presentation Dr. Robert will present and discuss several of those challenges that he is currently studying. He will also explain the opportunities that exist on campus to study autonomous vehicles at the University of Michigan which is rapidly becoming the world’s hub for autonomous vehicles.

    Dr. Lionel P. Robert, Jr. is currently an Assistant Professor of Information at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, School of Information where he was awarded the Carnegie Junior Faculty Development Fellowship. Dr. Robert was a BAT Fellow and KPMG Scholar at Indiana University where he completed his Ph.D. in Information Systems. He is a member of MISC, Information Behavior and Interaction Research and the Robotics Group at the University of Michigan. He is also an affiliate of the Center for CMC at Indiana University. He is the past president of AIS SIG on Cognitive Research and Representative at Large for the Academy of Management OCIS Division. He is also the current program co-chair for ACM Group 2018. Dr. Robert has published in journals such as Information Systems Research and Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology as well as conferences such as CSCW & SC and CHI. His research has been sponsored by the U.S. Army, Toyota Research Institute, Mobility Transformation Center, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies and the National Science Foundation.