Peshkin's research focuses on the interaction of people with automation. He is an inventor of Cobots, robots that work closely with human workers, and also of methods in image-guided surgery and other human-factors-aware technology. Not a wholly different skillset, he has been pursuing a long-running experiment-measure-improve cycle to find how to get students to vote. The "Northwestern method" is now a recognized national benchmark.
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Demonstrates strength of voting follow-through when college students are encouraged to vote in their home states.