UCF’s Laboratory for Autonomy-brain Exchange (LabX) engineers systems to optimize the loop between autonomy and brain. Fast, accurate flow of information, machine to human and back, predicts success or failure in critical tasks: driving, cybersecurity, and search and rescue, to name but a few. Reading artificial displays then touching or speaking to move information back to systems is slow, and error-prone. LabX has a mission to improve this exchange by orders of magnitude.

Our interdisciplinary research group spans disciplines, departments, and universities. Our UCF main campus space, housed in  state-of-the-art Research One, includes dedicated dry electrode EEG, large-scale VR, driving simulation, high-speed eyetracking, high-performance computing, and rapid prototyping. We perform radical interface redesign focusing on information exchange: typography optimization, redesigning human vision, training computer vision for body language, and building applied brain-machine interface. Our solutions are robust beyond the laboratory, in messy, sweaty, muddy, uneven real-world conditions.

LabX is in stealth mode until initial projects are complete. We are presently funded by DOD and private industry. Dr. Ben D. Sawyer, Director, is actively seeking additional partnership and collaboration. Interested parties can contact ude.f1553608772cu@xb1553608772al1553608772.