Nissan Cambridge Basic Research
CBR is a new research laboratory on the 3d floor of 4 Cambridge Center
in Kendall Square, one block from both the Media Laboratory and the AI
Laboratory. It is an open, basic research laboratory interested in the driving
experience. The principal scientists currently at (or visiting) the
lab are Jack Beusmans, Andy Liu, Ron Rensink, Jim Clark, Kevin
O'Regan, and Ellen Hildreth. Participating scientists include Whitman
Richards (MIT), Warren Seering (MIT), and Alex Pentland (MIT), Ken
Nakayama (Harvard), and Catherine Harris (Northeastern).
Research projects to be shown at the Open House
- ``Virtual Environment'' Driving Simulator built around a Nissan
- Modelling visual attention and relation of eye movements to
- Jim Clark
- Looking but not seeing: How attention can be controlled to allow
large image changes to become effectively invisible.
- Ron Resink
- Control of locomotion is based on models of scene layout,
not on optic flow directly.
- Jack Beusmans
- Route learning in Silicon Town, showing that route knowledge is
pragmatic: it combines pictorial memory and procedural memory.
- Vlada Aginsky, Jack Beusmans, Catherine Harris, Ronald
- You only see what you attend to: Visual transients make it very
difficult to notice that large portions of the picture have been
- O'Regan, Rensink, Clark