Research Participants Needed: for Research Study on Cognitive Autonomy for Humans

NSF CPS-Frontier: Cognitive Autonomy for Human CPS: A Collaborative Study

PIs: Dr. Brandon Pitts, Dr. Tahira Reid-Smith, Dr. Inseok Hwang, and Dr. Neera Jain

The Jain Research Lab, in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, is looking for volunteers who are willing to in a virtual quadrotor flying task and answer questions regarding your cognitive states during the completion of the task.

Participants must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have normal or corrected-to-normal vision (glasses or contact lenses are acceptable)
  • Not have known hearing impairments

The experiment will last approximately 45 minutes. Upon completion, participants will earn at least $20/hour. Participation in this study is completely voluntary and volunteers can withdraw from the study at any time. If participants leave before completion, they will be paid at least $5 per 20 minutes of time completed (rounded to the nearest 20-minute interval).

Experimental sessions will be scheduled between the dates of October 1st, 2023 to December 31st, 2023, with timeslots available between 9am and 9pm, and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. The experiment will take place in the Herrick Laboratories, in room HERL 44 at Purdue University (140 S Martin Jischke Dr, West Lafayette, IN 47907). 

If you are interested in participating, please complete the interest survey here: If you have any questions, please

email Jain Research Lab at

This is supported by IRB Protocol #: IRB-2020-755.

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