PsychEng Seminar: Human-in-the-loop vehicle simulation with an emphasis on control and training


Thursday, March 8th, 2018    
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


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Sidney Smith Hall, Room 560A
100 St George St, Toronto, M5S 3G3
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Human-in-the-loop vehicle simulation with an emphasis on control and training

Professor Peter Grant, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 12:30-2 pm
Location: Sidney Smith 560A

Pilot Training, and in particular training in flight simulators, is a multi-disciplinary field that is ripe for cooperative research involving psychologists, engineers, neuroscientists and others. Most of today’s commercial aviation pilot training is done in a virtual world (a flight simulator) with the intent that it transfers well to the real world. Unfortunately, just about all the cues in the simulator differ from those in the real world and the impact of those differences on transfer of training are still the subject of debate and research. This talk will focus on a number of simulator fidelity projects that the University of Toronto Institutes for Aerospace Studies vehicle simulation lab has been involved with that are of particular interest to psychologists. The impact of gravito-inertial motion cue fidelity on human-in-the-loop control, motion perception, and ultimately transfer of training will be discussed. In addition, the talk will cover some recent work on upset recovery training that is of particular interest due to upcoming changes to the regulations for pilot training. While the training is mandated to start in the near future the impact of the training is still hotly debated.

Please RSVP by Monday 5 March 2018 to be included in the catering order.

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