Designing Interactions with Autonomous Vehicles

In an interdisciplinary collaboration between engineering and design we are researching how autonomous vehicles can communicate to pedestrians in shared spaces, and methods of prototyping and evaluating interactions with AVs in VR.


Woodie is a free-moving, chalk-drawing urban robot using the public space as a large canvas. The project explores novel forms of pervasive urban displays and interrogates the role of urban robots in social spaces.