Modeling Human Drivers for Autonomous Driving with Katie Driggs-Campbell

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We are back with our third show this week, episode 3 of our Autonomous Vehicles Series. My guest this time is Katie Driggs-Campbell, PostDoc in the Intelligent Systems Lab at Stanford University’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Katie joins us to discuss her research into human behavioral modeling and control systems for self-driving vehicles. Katie also gives us some insight into her process for collecting training data, how social nuances come into play for self-driving cars, and more.

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Events Update

If you will be in New York City next week, we hope you’ll join us at the NYU Future Labs AI Summit. As you may remember, we attended the inaugural Summit back in April, had a great time, and shared some great interviews, which we’ll link to in the show notes for your listening pleasure. This year’s event features more great speakers, including Corinna Cortes, Head of Research at Google NY, Davide Venturelli, Science Operations Manager at NASA Ames Quantum AI Lab, and Dennis Mortensen, CEO & Founder of startup For the event homepage visit, and for 25% off of tickets, use code TWIML25. You can find links to this and more great events on our new events page at

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  • Atabak

    I very much enjoyed this talk. I’m impressed by your ability to discover key points in a talk and ask for more elaboration.
    I’m gonna start listening to your previous episodes.

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