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Faculty Talk Live: Chris Gerdes on Self-Driving Cars

Event Details

Tue, March 27, 2018
06:00PM - 08:15PM
Mez Restaurant
5410 Page Rd, Durham NC 27703
Map address
Registration Period:
Ms. Cynthia Yu Robinson

Online Pre-registration ends at 11:59 PM on March 22; limited seating is available at the door. Please bring $40 cash per person.

Stanford Faculty Talk Live in the Triangle!

Robot vs: human drivers: Who has the upper hand?

Are self-driving cars really safer than human drivers? Will there be less car accidents when we omit human error? New research has shown that while self-driving cars have advantages over human drivers, not all collisions are avoidable. Professor Gerdes will explain the ethical and engineering aspects of automated vehicles and possible approaches to handling the many dilemma situations on the road.

Chris Gerdes is professor of mechanical engineering and, by courtesy, of aeronautics and astronautics. His full bio follows. 

We look forward to this event and unusually good opportunity to learn from a world renown expert. Strong attendance by local alumni will go a long way towards our being able to offer future “Faculty Talk Live” presentations here in the Triangle. Register online now to take advantage of our special early bird pricing while still available.

Tuesday 3/27

  • 6:00 PM Check-In, Networking
  • 6:30 PM Dinner 
  • 7:00-8:00 PM Presentation w Q&A

Registration Fee

  • $30 Early Bird price, limited number
  • $35 Advance online price until 3/22
  • $40 Cash at the door, space permitting

Includes dinner buffet, dessert, & soft drinks. No-host bar for beer, wine, and mixed drinks.

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