Cognition and Automated Technology Lab

2022 Jada Lester, Connie Ku, Heather Watkins, Richard Pak


The CAT Lab at the Clemson University Department of Psychology conducts psychological research that investigates the relationship between psychology and the use of automated technology.

We study human factors, a branch of psychology, which is interested in understanding how human capabilities and limitations affects one’s ability to interact with  autonomous technologies such as AI, robots, and decision support systems.

Richard Pak is the lab director.  Graduate Students working in the lab:

  • Connie Ku
  • Cody Poole
  • Daniel Quinn
  • Heather Watkins

Our research is informed by and creates fundamental, generalizeable knowledge that enhances things we use everyday.  If you are interested in participating in our research, please contact us.  See the latest lab news, and some pictures of past lab members and activities.

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