Research Facilities

  • Laboratory with daylight blackout (65m2).
  • Spectroradiometer (Konica-Minolta CS1000A).
  • Luminance meters (Konica-Minolta LS-110; Konica-Minolta LS-100).
  • Illuminance meters (Konica-Minolta T-10M [x2]; Minolta TL-1; Hagner E4-X [x3] with horizontal, semi-cylindrical, and hemispherical detectors).
  • Chroma-meter (Konica-Minolta CL-200).
  • Spectrum-tunable LED lighting units.
  • HID and fluorescent lamps, control gear and housings.
  • Cambridge Research Systems Video Eye Tracker Toolbox.
  • Biopac MP-150 system with Skin Conductance Response measurement (shared resource).
  • SensoMotoric Instruments Eye Tracking Glasses 2 Wireless (shared resource).
  • Lighting chamber (30m3) -- currently holding 1/10th scale representation of a road with lane-changing cars and moving lane obstacle.
  • Fog generator and laser system to measure absorption coefficient of chamber atmosphere.
  • Brightness matching booths.
  • Electromechanical iris dampers.
  • Obstacle detection test rig.
  • Robotic carousel to select and orientate detection target objects.
  • Interactive display screens (front projection white board; plasma with interactive overlay).
  • Transflective 10.1" LCD screen (PixelQi PQ3Qi-01).
  • LCD projector with alternative light sources.
  • Mirror on robotic gimbal for dynamic visual fixation target [x2].
  • Data loggers (Hobo UX120-006M).
  • Microcontrollers -- general purpose with various expansion boards and sensors.
  • Colour vision tests (Ishihara; Farnsworth-Munsell 100 hue; Farnsworth dichotomous D-15).
  • Macbeth colour checker charts.
  • Walking treadmill.
  • Static bicycle on twin rollers requiring rider balance or with stabiliser.
  • Automated street lighting measurement and logging trailer (not self-propelled).
  • Rechargeable battery packs.
  • Navigation satellite receiver.
  • Cameras (Fujifilm FinePix; GoPro Hero).
  • Laser range finder.
  • Portable colour assessment cabinet (Verivide).
  • Colour matching cabinet (Verivide).
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Robotic carousel to orientate and present a variety of model faces for expression/intent recognition tests

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Observer's view of lane-changing cars and lane obstacle on a 1/10th scale carriageway

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Lighting array with six spectrum-tunable Red-Green-Blue-Amber LED modules

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Static bicycle facing obstacle field

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Pavement obstacles, diameter 200mm, motion-controlled, heights 0 to 50mm

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1/10th scale model cars connected to sub-surface lane-changing carriages

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Pavement obstacles, 100mm diameter, motion-controlled, heights -25mm to +25mm

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Side-by-side comparison booths

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Projector mirror on robotic gimbal

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Measuring absorption coefficient of foggy road conditions by the attenuation of three visible laser beams

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Gaze tracking and pupil size measurement

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Spectroradiometer