Professor Chris Gerde

Ivy+ (Stanford) Robot vs: human drivers: Who has the upper hand?

Stanford Faculty Talk Live in the Triangle!

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.

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
$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.


Event Information

Cost: $35.00
Registration Required


Tuesday, 03/27/18 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm | iCal


Mez Restaraunt
5410 Page Rd
Durham, NC 27703

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Event Contact
R Victor Varney
UChicago Contact
Michael Fath, Post-doc 1993-1995