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News (8 Oct 2014)

The next MVL weekly meeting will be Wednesday, 10/22, 10-11a in Room 33-218. Dr. Brian Corner, Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center, will present "A Pain in My Neck - An Evolutionary Perspective on Human Cervical Spine Musculoskeletal Disorders".

Congratulations to Dr. Aaron Johnson will successfully defended his dissertation today!!.

Congratulations to Prof. Dava Newman for her nomination to the post of NASA Deputy Administrator. You can read more at the MIT News Office site.

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Welcome to the Man Vehicle Laboratory!

The Man Vehicle Laboratory (MVL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a research group within the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Founded in 1962, MVL's goal is to better define the physiological and cognitive limitations of pilots and passengers of aircraft and spacecraft, and to optimize overall human-vehicle system effectiveness and safety. Research is interdisciplinary, utilizing techniques from manual and supervisory control, estimation, signal processing, biomechanics, cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence, sensory-motor physiology, human factors, and biostatistics. Students are primarily from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, but many also from the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering, and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology. Many graduate students participate in bioastronautics research supported by NASA and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute.

On Spetember 14, 2012, the MVL celebrated its 50th anniversary with a one day symposium featuring alumni and current students. More information about the festivities are available in the MIT News Office press release and MVL@50 page on the MVL web site.